Beach Walk 599R – Homage to Age

I have not always had the most self confidence.

But I must say the older I get, the more comfortable I am living in my own skin, viewing life through my own eyes, all instead of worrying what others think or how I should perform.

I wonder if this feeling of deep-seated comfort could somehow be passed on, downloaded, or shared with younger people, and if so, how that might transform the world. I personally spent so much energy just managing my worries, many of which at this stage in life I see as utterly trivial!

Maybe the sheer force in numbers and rebelliousness of the baby boomers is transforming the idea that it is more fun to be young. In fact, I do seem to be aware of far more multi-generational friendships than ever before. Is that true for you? Do you find getting older “a good thing”?

P.S. Shane and Rox are traveling this week so please enjoy some of our Beach Walks Classic Episodes!

Hawaiian word:
Makahiki: age

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  1. Buddy 'Friendly' Wachenheimer says

    “Age is mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”
    — Satchell Paige

  2. @Buddy – Got to love Mr. Paige! Thank for sharing this quote. I just love people who can play with words and energy like this.

    Of course, being in Palm Beach as I write, it is such different energy being around older people. My mom, at 83, is an energizer bunny – seriously. My Dad (84) is on his treadmill daily and swimming too. Others are like walking tombs! Seems like only the makeup is holding them together, amazingly.

  3. If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself …

    If I had known I would be a role-model for the youngers as I grow to be an older, I would have paid better attention along the way …

    I’m not over the hill just yet, but I can see the color of the socks of those who are …

    Until that time. . . Earl J.

  4. “Aloha” Rox and Shane;
    Thanks for the little shot of Hawaiian sunshine today. The ice and snow have quickly obliterated my memory of the Hawaiian weather but your Beachwalk this morning has given me the little ray of sunshine I needed. Interesting thought; enjoy where we are in life, whatever age we may be. We are not getting older; we are getting wiser and better.
    Sue (from Canada)