The Pros And Cons Of Ageing

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When I first read this, I kept stopping after the first line thinking how we could consider the old dishonorable. They are weighted down with a life-long story, one that bears to be told no matter who they are or were. Seneca references how our age is all we have to show for our time here. I disagree, we leave behind the ability to share our stories, our battles and struggles or our loves of a life time. Our lives are a legacy to be told, the truth in this story is the sad events of those who’ve died anonymously. Everyone has a story, a legacy to leave behind to be told as it should. Our generations change and evolve every day, this is the start of a legacy. Modern day definition of legacy is one that we should not reference to, we should recognize …show more content…
They want to tell the same story, tell you how to live happy, but be ready for the rug to be pulled out. I am trying to look at this passage as a way to reflect on the blessings of growing older and the burdens of ageing can put on your loved ones. Chittister has a way with her words and making an impact on your thoughts and beliefs. I will say that she has a way of making you think about how in the last years we must learn to trust our family and friends to care for us, be ready to let the weakness of our bodies take over and understand that we must make peace with what God has planned for us in the next stage of our life. When we are young, we celebrate our birthdays with great joy of the new toys and such we will receive. In our teens to early adulthood we celebrate with the coming of age traditions such as learning how to drive, legally drink with our friends and the right to let our voices be heard with voting. Middle age we are busy finding our dream job, celebrate marriage and children and settle in to the family life. So why don’t we relish in the days of growing older and accept the blessing as a natural part of the purpose of …show more content…
Why are we so afraid? For me, I am afraid to be without my family or just leave my family behind without me. They can do it, I know they can, but I am fearful of not being there for each and every important second of their lives. I am 50 now, I don’t think I show my age and know that I need to do better by my body to extend my life as long as

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