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originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
a reply to: Macenroe82
Theres two ways to look at this. Your 37 years old and if man is appointed 70 years then youve passed the half way mark.
Or you can look at it this way age is a matter of the mind and if you dont mind it dont matter.
originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: SaturnFX
Oh yes. I live a very healthy and active lifestyle. I'm a part time personal trainer, in tip-top shape and my eating habits would scare the crap out of DB.
And outside of lotion, I don't put any products on my skin. I think I may be blessed in the genetics department.
originally posted by: Macenroe82
I’m sitting here at work thinking to myself.
In 2 hours it will be July 19, and I will be 37 years old.
3 freaking years away from 40.
I don’t feel like I’m 37. I don’t feel old.
Yet I have been using the phrase “when I was young”...
I remember when I turned 23. I had a breakdown what I would equate to a mid life crisis.
I panicked thinking if I died tomorrow, how will people remember me?
I reflected on all the bad or questionable garbage I did when I was younger.
How would people remember me?
That was honestly one of my motivators to become the person I am now.
Once I calmed down, I told myself that going forward I would be the best person I could be, everyday for the rest of my life.
And I’ve lived by that ever since.
Every single day, I strive to be the very best husband, father, friend and stranger, that I can be.
If I see someone in need when I’m driving, my wife will verify this, I will stop and I will help.
If someone comes to me with a problem or an issue, I will do whatever I can to help them make it right.
Within reason of course, I’m not buying people houses or anything.
But I will see to it that you have a roof over your head, and a meal in your gut.
I want to be remembered as the person I try to be every day.
Not the person I once was.
Thinking back to that day 14 years ago... wow 14 years...
I laugh at the kid I was, thinking 23 was old and all those mistakes the years before.
But I think I needed to “feel old” in order to make the changes in my life that I have.
Looking back over the past years since that change, and I’m proud of the person I’ve become and the accomplishments I have made in life in such little time.
So, at 23 years old, that was the first time I felt old.
And it scared me enough to make some pretty drastic changes - but all for the better.
What age were you when you first felt old?
Or have you had that feeling yet?