Saturday, August 11, 2018

LIFE'S SEASONS and Time, Health, Money, Skills

CHILDHOOD – I had lots of time, time during the day, and many days to live until I was likely to die. Health was fine. Money was short. Skill almost non-existent, but developing.

YOUNG ADULT – Too little time, too much to do. Health in abundance. Short of money. Gaining skills, employing some.

GROWN UP – Still short of time, but health was fine, and money was more than before, as were skills.

RETIRED – Lots of time during the day, but fewer days likely left. Health issues abound. Money seems enough, will probably last. Skills declining, somewhat offset by the value of experience.

Carpe diem, “seize the day,” we are advised, and depending on where we are in the seasons of life, we will have different strengths and weaknesses with which to do this.

To the adage “this, too, will pass,” I would add “enjoy what you can, while you can.”

Douglas Winslow Cooper, Ph.D.

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