As soon as a topic such as ageing pops up, the image we form in our heads is of the meager leaves fading and falling in the autumn. Ageing is considered as a limitation and is framed as a sad reality in a man’s life. This unreasonable fear or hatred of the elderly is associated with the fact that someday all young people will grow old and that old age is associated with death. I believe it is moreover a fear that surrounds the illusion that we now have less time.
But do you think that is the apt outlook towards the concept of ageing?
I think we need a refreshing overview towards growing old. Listing down below are some of the advantages of growing old and how graceful it is:
The Unpretentious Living
As you grow old, you tend to realize the happiness that follows in not trying to impress fellow beings. Growing old empowers you with a vision to find the utmost comfort in being who you are. You feel free and revived and can be more of yourself.
The Meticulous Craftsmanship
With the vivid experience and lessons in hand, you become a wise charioteer. You foster the art of precision in every work that you do. You try to serve this workmanship to your juniors as well, as accuracy becomes a keen window for your accomplishments.
The Stable Sapiens
With age, your mind nurtures and you understand that frolicking over small issues is a teenage malady and not a choice of a ripened mind. You understand the beauty of moving on, the artistry of patience and resolving difficulties. You become more emotionally stable as the understanding of life is now broader and brighter.
The Progressive Walk
Ageing means moving forward in life. It means paving way for a coherent existence. The sense of rationality helps you make wise decision and structure your life in a prosperous manner. The walk of life becomes steady and thoughtful. It becomes a much pleasant journey.
The Optimistic Wagon
When you are in your teenage, you want to achieve everything quick—you can’t wait for success. If you don’t get things instantly, you freak out and become upset. But with every year and new experiences, you learn that age is not a barrier—it is something inside our mind that stops us from achieving our goals. You learn that anything and everything is possible at any age.
These were just a few insights into the beauty of ageing. Growing old shouldn’t be treated as any kind of limitation in our lives. It should be seen as a window of blissful opportunities. One should not hide the fact that time is passing, one should only look into passing it worth fully. After all, we mustn’t forget that growing old is a privilege not given to many (winks)!
Ashwathi is an enthusiastic traveller and dancer with a passion for movies and music. Hailing from an Army background, she considers herself fortunate enough to have experienced the diverse cultures that India boasts of. She is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked in print, radio and television.