Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Am I Really Middle-Aged at 56?

How can I make such a claim? Do I really expect to live to 112?

I've always felt that you can't count the first 20 years. All you're doing is maturing into adulthood. How can preschool count? 4th grade? The teen years? No, I only count the adult years, and by that measure I'm only 36.

Also, I think you're middle-aged when you reach that golden ground between having raised your kids and declining - so if you're 85 and going strong, like my mom, learning new things all the time, curious, hungry still for self-mastery and knowledge, then you might never leave middle-age, according to my definition.

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