Wednesday 7 December 2016

The body may age, but our minds can stay in eternal spring

Published 09/05/2016 | 02:30

'Older people should enjoy life and not care about what other people think' Photo: Depositphotos
'Older people should enjoy life and not care about what other people think' Photo: Depositphotos

As people age, they become kinder to themselves, and less critical of themselves. They become their own friend. Many dear people leave this world too soon, before they understood the great freedom that comes with maturing.

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Whose business is it if they choose to read or play on their computer until 4am, or sleep until noon? Dancing by themselves to those wonderful tunes of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, and if they, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, they may.

Walking the beach in a swimsuit that is stretched over a bulging body, and diving into the waves with abandon if they choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They too will get old.

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