In a departure from all the aging-related articles, this piece features a mini tour of worldwide data published by reputable organizations who show us the real world.
The Hippie movement during the late 60s and early 70s impacted my way of thinking and who I have become. Unfortunately, however, Hippies have always been labeled as “dirty, long-haired, sexually deviant, druggies,” to the dismay of many people like myself who saw the better side of Hippie culture as one of peace, tolerance, anti-materialism, and free-spirited harmonious living.
Could it be said that the secret to a productive life, at any age, is one devoted to being as authentic to who you honestly believe you are inside for the longest span of your days alive? Is the key to living a productive life discovered by finding the right balance between what’s acceptable to survive from the perspective of your soul and what you find minimally acceptable to survive from the perspective of guaranteeing you have adequate (and preferably exceedingly comfortable) food-clothing-and-shelter?
If you estimate you will inhabit the Earth until you reach into your ninetieth year, you can use an obvious baseball metaphor to represent your aging life. At 60 you are in the sixth inning of a nine-inning game, and you are – congratulations – manager of the home team. With 60 being the first decade of the final third of the game, reaching that milestone, in my opinion, means you can officially be called “old.”
Stomping around the largeness of information so readily available online for so many years has resulted in some mental after-effects, some detours along the trail that aren’t good – like being unable to stick with one task for longer than a few hours, at best, and often experiencing a cluttered mind
What’s Your Place? Such a simple question. . . If you look deep enough into it, discoveries about yourself erupt, surprisingly. What’s Your Place is much more than a question about one’s physical, geographic location. It can also transport you to mushing around in deep philosophical questions concerning your authentic self, along with questions about the what, why, how and when of your lifelong pursuits.