"Age ... is a matter of feeling, not of years." - George William Curtis
A matter of reactions
It is now believed that a man reaches his peak mentally around the age of 35 and that this peak is maintained even past 70 years of age.
It has also been proven that the old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is untrue.
The learning power at 70 is about the same as it is at 17. As one authority put it, we do not become old through the passing of years, but rather by our reactions to the circumstances of life.
Interest makes the difference
When I and my family was in Genting Highlands - a famous mountain resort informally known as the Las Vegas of Malaysia, me and my wife were astonished at the casino. We saw aged man and woman so accustomed to all sort of gambling rules and have all the know how to operate any slot machines. On the other hand, we were totally lost and have no idea how those games or slot machines were played.
I also remembered at the very beginning, it was difficult to get older generation people onto Internet because many of them have phobia of IT stuff. However, when I show them how to use the Internet browser to look at the share price, the acceptance level suddenly shot up and the teaching becomes so easy!
Thus, age doesn't really matter and nothing is really difficult. It is just a matter of interest.
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” - Sophia Loren
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."
"The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” - Henry Ford
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Mark Twain
To remain young while growing old is indeed the highest blessing. You become old by not continuing to grow. When you stay interested and keep learning, you will stay young.
You're as old as you feel!
What do you think? Do you agree?
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