The most important time of all
I am giving a talk today on "life after 50". I find that as I age, apart from the health issues and the aches and pains that come with it, I am happier than I have ever been. The less time I seem to have, the more I enjoy life and try to get my value's straight. Cultural pushes towards happiness, don't seem to work, unless it is a push towards love of others. Perhaps when we as a culture learn that we are actually pilgrims here, on the way to something else, maybe then more time will be spent in encouraging others to live that reality out. Aging takes on a different tone then. We are here for a purpose, so each stage of life is important. Perhaps old age, the one that seems to be feared by many, may be the most important time of all.