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posticon 10 Quick Tips About Aging Gracefully by John Cali and Spirit

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There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you. ~ Carol Matthau, wife of actor Walter Matthau.

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Do you dread aging? Our society places physical youth and beauty on a pedestal, and does all it can to deny the passing years.

Is it possible to grow older, and still be happy and have fun? I think so.

Here are some of Spirit’s thoughts:

  1. Your physical bodies do not have fall apart as you grow older.
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posticon Do You Dread Growing Older? by John Cali

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I never thought much about growing older—that is, until it started happening to me.

But you know what? This is the best time of my life. I’m having more fun, am happy and healthy, and doing only what I love. I’ve learned every moment is precious.

The best part is I’ve found that inner peace and joy that seemed to elude me in my younger years.

I would say—and this is a totally unscientific conclusion, based only on my personal observations—most folks are not having fun as they grow older.Read more

posticon You Can Grow Older Gracefully and Still Have Fun Along the Way by John Cali

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We live in a society today obsessed with youth and physical beauty. And, in my opinion, a society with too little regard for the wisdom and experience of older folks.

Society considers growing older a curse none of us can escape—unless we die young. We’re driven desperately to find something—anything—that will keep us young. The list is virtually endless—plastic surgery, injections, drugs, etc.

It never occurs to most of us that growing older can actually be fun. It doesn’t have to be a drag.Read more

posticon Playing at Growing Older by John Cali

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Most of the folks I know, especially in my age group, dread growing older. And for many, when they reach a certain point, the process truly is dreadful.

But that is not the way it has to be. Nor, do I believe, is it the way it’s supposed to be.

Here’s a magnificent man who proves growing older can be joyful and fun.

And here’s Spirit

Spirit

As we’ve said many times over the years, life is supposed to be fun.… Read more

posticon The Myth of Deterioration by John Cali

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Almost two months ago we published a blog post called Destined To Deteriorate. I was reminded of that post a few days ago as I was reading an article about aging.

One of the folks interviewed for the article, a medical doctor, said it was virtually inevitable, if we live long enough, we will all fall apart mentally and physically. As he put it, eventually we end up as the patients of some medical practitioner or other.

I was turned off by the good doctor’s comments.… Read more