Thursday, June 17, 2010

I Was Just Thinking!

Aging is not a state of the mind; it is a stage of the body. When we are young we think we are invincible and can do anything we set our minds to. That is almost true, although our judgment is not always right because our inability to control our impulses has not yet fully developed. Young people have no fear and therefore are sometimes a danger to themselves. Now when you are older and the brain still says you can do anything you set your mind to, the body steps in and lays reality on you. The body is like any piece of machinery. It wears out. “Oh, I can do that”, you say, and then when you attempt it, the old body says, ”I guess you can’t.” It is a very frustrating thing to want to do something and you can’t. You get down and it is harder to get back up, you want to run around the block, but you are panting and wheezing before you have gone very far, You find that whatever you attempt, either your legs, or your arms, or your back, or your eyes, or your breathing is not cooperating with you. So, whether you are young or you are old, your body is in control of you, and your mind is just fooling you into thinking it is not. You had best listen to your body if you want to stick around for a while. Thinking you are younger than you are can be detrimental to your health!

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