There are few things in life which you can’t control. Getting old is one of them. However, growing old can be fun. Have a look at these five fun facts and grow old happily every after.
1. You become wiser as you grow older
At least that’s what I have been told. you get wiser as you grow older. Maybe that’s why judges and presidents are mostly middle-aged or older (Okay, there are exceptions!!). Making wiser decisions will come a lot easier. As we grow, our brains get used to certain routines, patterns and builds connections to these which makes it easier at deciding what is good and bad, what is worth it and whats not. Scientist looked at the brain scans of 3,000 Californians aged between 60 and 100. These showed that what older people lose in reaction times, they make up for in better decision-making. You can read more about it here.
2. Feel good every day
When you hit retirement every morning is ‘feel good morning’. You wake up with that morning-after feeling, and you didn’t do anything the night before. And most likely have nothing more to do the next day either. Every day is your day off .
3. You don’t have to worry about money
You are most likely to run out of energy than money but on the bright side you can go on all the holidays you want. If you have any children, they technically are no longer your responsibility. You have clarity on what you enjoy and where you want to spend your money. On top of that, if you have planned properly, government is there to take care of you as well. So don’t worry about inflation or saving rate – just have fun!!
4.Freedom of Expression – You don’t have to care what others think
This one is my favourite because it is liberating to know you can say whatever you want, whenever you want. Wear whatever you like when you feel like it and never having to report to anyone. Well maybe apart from your parents. No matter how old you get, you will always be their baby. Even at 40!
5.You are comfortable with who you are!!
When you grow old, you know who your true friends are, who truly care about you and what you really love. This allows you to spend your time and energy on things you truly love and enjoy. You understand your inner feeling and get comfortable with it. Also, you get courage to be true to yourself and follow your voice without any inhibition.
This should hopefully cheer you up about growing old. Growing old isn’t just about using a walking stick or forgetting where you left your keys… Its an experience worth cherishing especially with the ones you loved. You can also save the digital memories you make (ie. pictures etc) with PlannedDeparture. We securely save and preserve your digital legacy for those you list down as your beneficiaries.
Have a great weekend and stay blessed.