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Act Your Age

December 4, 2008

Remember when we were children and our parents would scold us telling us to “act our age”?  As children, we wanted to be older, more grown up.

As teenagers we wanted to become adults.  We liked it when people thought that we were older than our actual age.

As young adults, we wanted to be considered mature, grown up, experienced, responsible.

Now as middle aged adults, we suddenly want to be considered younger.  We are tired of being grown up and responsible.  We suddenly long for the freedom of our youth.  We want to be able to do the same things that we could do when we were younger.

Maybe we should all learn to act our age.

At each stage of life there are wonderful opportunities and experiences.  Perhaps instead of wishing we were something else, we should learn to embrace our current circumstances.  There is much to appreciate at any age.