Age is an issue of mind over matter.If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. -Mark Twain
What a wonderful, thoughtful, inspirational & yet very realistic quotation from one of the world’s most admired author!
Generally, as a human being we tend to see our age from biological point of view and from very childhood; biology has taught us that as we grow older, as we advanced further in our life; AGE, certainly starts to work on us.
There are numerous external and internal symptoms that clearly manifest that slowly but very steadily we are getting older;
Some of them are very much apparent; like physical disability to do hard work, loss of eye sight, various diseases;
And there are numerous mental symptoms like weaken memory, less sharpness and agility in mind and slow decision power are some of the symptoms that simply comes with growing age.
But, on above mention quotation the author has completely change the popular above mention scenario which we perceived through the generations.
Author has thrown light to the topic from very different perspective,
Till today, we are habituated to think that as and when we grow older; the efficiency, the productivity of our body diminish;
Upto an extent it is true; so, till today, to stop the aging process, to stop the inefficiency of our body, to stop the loss of productivity of our body; we pay as much attention as much possible on the physical aspect of aging process and to avoid aging, to postpone aging process, to dalay aging process;
We do all the necessary activities, we take all the necessary steps like regular exercise, healthy and hygienic food, regular life etc.; there is nothing wrong in it, it is absolutely fine, but this over simplification ignores one of the very vital aspect of age.
And that is MENTAL ASPECT!
There is nothing about; when you grow older; a bit cautious, a bit alert, a bit conservative approach, but over and above there is one more very vital, very significant aspect that is;
Why do not use our mind-every human being’s very powerful & potential property in the universe; to cope with our aging process, to deal with our aging process, to delay our aging process.
Now comes the billion dollar question……
IS IT POSSIBLE?
Yes, it is absolutely possible!
“If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”.
The author has explained it in a very simple yet in a very solid manner.
If you really interested to stop the aging process;
First of all,
Follow the golden rule,
Do not mind about your age- it seems very simple from superficial level but in reality it is quite difficult to follow; because from our childhood, society has imposed ( in many cases, we have imposed) so many, so called rules on us,and over the years as we grow older and older; those rules became the our guiding angel; and one of the rules of society is;
As you grow older, as you become aged, you do not have to take less trodden paths, you do not have to take any adventurous trips, you do not have to take risks, you do not have to become as enthusiastic as child to learn new things in your life;
In short, as you grow older, as you become aged, you have to live your life in most safest and cautious manner, the reason-now you have become old, now you have become aged!
But in above mention quotations author breaks all above mention so called myth and advised in simple terms “ do not mind your age” do whatever you like at any age.
And it is true too!
Because, history is full with thousands of man & women, those who have done splendid work at the old age, reached to the new height of their personal life at old age.
Some of them are worth to mention;
- Can you believe ?Henry Ford was 45 when he created his the revolutionary Model T car.
- Isn’t it seems miracle? that Mr.Ray Kroc started McDonald’s at age 52 in 1954; and later on he grew it into the world’s biggest fast-food franchise.
- What about Anna Mary Robertson Moses who is better known as Grandma Moses, began her prolific painting career at the age of 78.
- It is well known fact that; Harlan David Sanders who is well known as Colonel Sanders started Kentucy Fried Chicken at the age of 65 years.
- I hope most of the readers might be aware that famous novel BEN HUR written by Lew Wallace at the age of 53.
- At the age of 70; Golda Meir became the 4th prime minister of Israel.
- Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa at the age of 74.
Above mention all the examples clearly specify one thing;
Age is hardly any barrier for those who do want to do something in their life; above mention all the people are simple, ordinary folk like all of us but one thing that clearly distinguish them from others is they never allowed age as their barrier to accomplish their worthy task or goal.
The concluding part of entire discussion;
It is never too late for anything or to pursue your dreams….
So, dear friends find your true passion, no matter whatever your age is; do not listen to others; do not get easily influenced by others; do not wait for permission from someone else.
There is nothing wrong in having a little fear; critically examine your fear; find the way to overcome it and take that first and most important bold step toward your lifelong goal that you have conceived through the decades and till today delayed due to some internal or external pressures.
Today, is the best day, none of us know about tomorrow, so, isn’t it a right time to take that little step towards your dream?
Comment is the section; where you can share your dreams and tell us what the little action you have taken to make your dream true.