Getting older, something few of us can avoid, and that only in a James Dean fashion of dying young.
I often hear friends and family complaining about the vicissitudes of ageing.
Certainly there are quite a lot of physical drawbacks. As they say “Ageing is not for sissies”.
Yet there are also some compensations; more ‘balance’ in outlook. Less immediate reaction to nasty situations, which often means they are resolved before bad feelings can be exaggerated. One has a lot of experience to draw on. But then again, some experience in my field is outdated almost before you have it.
But then there is memory loss. I call it ‘stack overflow’. In programming terms, you allow a ‘stack’ of space for information and when it is full, new information can not be added until the older information is processed. My problem is that I just don’t have the space to stick in these bits of information. My brain ‘stack’ has often reached ‘overflow’ state.
So all in all I’m not very ambivalent about ageing. It SUCKS!