The concept of “good old days” is a puzzlement. What stage of life doesn’t come with challenges? I don’t want to go through my early teens again – no way! And truth be told, the 1950s were not so great. My philosophy is that the best is yet to come.
Sure, I love old movies and music; I love old cars – clothing styles from the past, however, are not my cup of matcha.
Back in the day we were limited in how we experienced the world; technology has offered an expansive view of the human experience. We can connect with people in person or not; relationships are not diminished by distance. We have access to an infinite amount of information. Sure, we are facing serious problems and yet there is an infinite potential for progress.
I just had my second cataract surgery. Back in the day, people of a certain age just dealt with diminished vision. Aging used to mean poor vision, lost hearing and teeth in a glass.
Technological advances in medicine, and heightened awareness around healthy living allow us to add more life to our years as we add more years to our life. I cannot take credit for that line but I certainly benefit from that fact.
Looking back is a great way to see how far we have come. It is not, however, where we are going. And for that I am grateful. What’s exciting in your future?