Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sara's Midwestern Position on Aging

I was challenged by my friend Steve that I would not keep up on the Midwestern Position. Not the blog, but the posts where I cut the crap and give my very honest and somewhat judgmental opinions on a variety of topics. Today is no exception.

It might seem odd that a twenty-nine year old would be sharing her opinion about aging, but I age everyday, just like you. My opinion is not focused on the aches and pains usually associated with aging, but rather, the nonsense that is associated with aging.

I was driving down a neighborhood street in Grand Forks when my mother said something I considered to be sage wisdom when she started telling me how many of her colleagues complain about getting older...

"Sara, I don't know why they complain. What is the alternative. You die."

Right she is. I can't stand it when a young person says, "I can't believe we are twenty-nine. We are getting so old." Are you kidding? That statement is annoying to me on so many levels. First of all, I have loved every age that I have ever been so I am assuming that I will love 30, 40, 50, and beyond. I plan to live to be a healthy 97 years old and I hope that I never say, "We are getting so old." I just believe in time as a blessing, age as a token of growth, and everyday as an opportunity to do something.

7 comments:

Courtney said...

That last line should be on Wisdom Quotes.

Sundancer said...

(Okay, I feel like I'm barging in but you did mention comments are welcome.)
Yep, in fact, I love that last line so much I want to copy paste it and put it up on my blog, may I?
I get so many taunts about how I'm 'aging'(turning 28 this year) and yet still single.

Sara said...

Hey Sundancer! Thanks for the comments. You definitely may post the line from my blog. Visit anytime!

Anonymous said...

I agree Sara. I can't stand it when someone not only mentions how "old we're getting" but then follows it up by asking me when I'm getting married!
Jen

Sundancer said...

Thanks! Your 'wisdom quote' will be up on my page shortly :)

firedancerdancin said...

perhaps a better way of putting it would be, "my, can you believe how mature we are getting?"

captain creative said...

Unless you are in poor health, I have to say that everyday that you are alive should be a celebration in and of it itself. There are so many random things that can take you from this earth, somedays it's a miracle that we are all still here. I think most of us take that for granted, which is kind of a shame.