Does growing old strike fear in you?. Fear not for it is inevitable. However, you have to cope with that in a grand style. There is some kind of beauty in aging gracefully. Find it and smile to yourself.
There is no shame nor fear in aging gracefully. Isn’t it funny to hear people lament their fear of growing old?. Anyone who fears aging is being unrealistic. Unless there is some kind of a rare disease.
I believe you would understand why you need not be afraid of growing old after reading this interesting post.
In fact sometimes the moment you realize that you are aging gracefully without seeing your dreams accomplished could be heartbreaking. Yes! occasional some of us feel that way… Butterflies in the stomach.
By the way how old are you now?. What will be your age in the next 10 to 20 years?. How would you look like in the next 10 to 20 years?. A matter of concern.
As a multicellular organism, you will decline in strength as you spend more years on earth. This is in correspondence with natural laws. Embrace the fact that one day you will grow old, weak and die. There is this quote with a powerful message:
“It is not so bad a thing to grow old; it is only getting a little nearer home; a little nearer to immortal youth.”
There is nothing to be afraid of— the moment you realize that you are aging gracefully. This may not sound good to millions of people. To face old age and death is part of the harsh truths in life. Embrace it.
Mankind has developed a great taste in immortality which is against God’s word. Aging gracefully is a blessing. It’s a beautiful thing to grow old to see your children, grandchildren, and legacies.
Each day you grow but you could hardly notice that. If you take a look back at your old photos— you would be amazed at how you have changed. It never stops. In the near future, everything will change as well.
“It’s not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years.”
There is a native American proverb that reminds us that anytime the sun rises from the East and sets in the West— it takes part in our lives.
It doesn’t matter if you try your best to delay your aging. Don’t be too smart, you can’t cheat nature.
How long can you even live?. Barely up to 80 or a century. The Bible says:
“We live for 70 years, or 80 years if we’re healthy, yet even in the prime years there are troubles and sorrow. They pass by quickly and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10)
No wonder the average life span on earth is 70 to 80. Most people die in their youth days because of poor healthy lifestyles.
According to the
“Telegraph” oldest man in the world (Masazo Nonaka) died this year at age 113 Masazo is from Japan. Aging gracefully and dying peacefully is beautiful and understandable.
Why You Should Not Be Afraid Of Old Age
All the time do your best in what is beneficial to you and others. This will bring about genuine happiness. Forget about the fear of old age.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
Maybe you do celebrate your birthday in a grand style every single year. Wow!… that’s awesome. But Bear in mind that anytime you get one year in addition to your current age— you eventually get close to your old age(grave). It doesn’t sound good right?. Yes!, but that is the truth. You actually have no excuse to fear old age. It is natural and so aging gracefully is a beautiful thing. Consider these:
1. Natural Laws
You can’t defy natural laws. There would be consequences anytime you try doing that—remember that you are mere dust and you are destined to return to dust. Embrace this law with a smile just like how Albert Einstein did.
What did Einstein do?. After growing old and weak Albert Einstein refused to undergo surgery. He claimed that it is tasteless to prolong life.
“I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.“ — Albert Einstein
At age 76 he died.
2. You Are A Traveler
Since Adam and Eve were cursed—death became a portion of mankind’s journey. Immortality does not exist for mankind on this earth. Aging gracefully has its own complications. Death is not the end of our journey. The afterlife is the most important thing we must be concerned about.
3. Old age is a blessing
Many cultures and religions belief growing old is a blessing from God. Indeed God rewards his obedient Children with old age, wisdom, and success.
In view of that, the aged command a whole lot of respect from our various societies.
As young as you are today, don’t stay away from your grannies. They have more than enough to share with you. Show much love and respect for your grandparents. They can give you the best advice in life.
4. Age Is Just A Number
This is a controversial statement we often hear from people — including celebrities. Yes!, you can choose to look young without breaking natural laws. Arnold Schwarzenegger has forgotten about old age by keeping fit all the time whiles aging gracefully. He is about 71 years, yet he is still working out and looking active.
The fact is: aging makes you weak and less productive than you used to be. And your aging would eventually send you back to dust.
The greatest boxer is ever known in human history(Mohammad Ali) grew up to 74 years and died of old age. His strength, skills, beauty etc. faded out.
Ali shared his concern about aging gracefully in life:
“Life is not really long, let’s say the average person is 30 years old. If you’re 30 years old you’re not but about seven years old. Add up all the seven, eight, nine hours you slept for 30 years, out of 30 years add up all the nights when you went to bed and this morning don’t remember”
“You’ve been unconscious for about eight years if you’re 30 years old. You’ve slept for about eight years.”
You can visit the
“Independent” to read more about his views on mankind’s life span and the importance of time.
In conclusion, aging gracefully deals with what we all know as time factor. You really can’t reverse your aging for long. One day you will die. It is a temporal moment to work out your way to keep on looking beautiful and strong.
Aging sends us closer to our graves. When the time comes — we must embrace it with a beautiful smile just like what Albert Einstein did.