Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs
About 2 months prior to my birthday, I tend to freak out about my age and enter what I call, “A minor reality check”.
I had dinner with friends last night and I became the tail end of their age jokes however it really did not bother me. And I am shocked! However if they were to do that two months ago, I may have cried but this time I was laughing because as you age, it means you have more experience in life and heartache than others. Well, not necessarily but it does mean that being older than your friends means being born in the 80’s is a treasure.
I guess it just makes me think how my parents must have felt when their friends were younger than them and they were born in a different time period. Its pretty damn amazing when it comes to birthday. I strongly believe that one should celebrate their birthdays each year because in most countries, people are not able to live to see their birthday. Birthdays are a luxury because it means you survived life’s heartaches, obstacles and have become a stronger individual because of it.
I have also come to realize that with age as well as education, you may end up knowing nothing. Ok, bear with me.
One may believe that they have the answers to everything due to their experience. One may also believe that they know what they think they know due to what they have been told. However once a person becomes educated in literature or philosophy or even science, everything that you know becomes a giant question of “Did I really know what I knew or was it based on what I THOUGHT I knew”. Its confusing, even for me to write this because I am realizing that I don’t know everything AND, I am comforted by that. I am comforted in not know everything and re-thinking what I know. It shows maturity and my ability to not be gullible and believe EVERYTHING I’m told but that there are reasons and other entities that may question what you know.