H: How Old am I?

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I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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As old as I feel? There’s quite an age range in that answer. Although my chronological age is now sixty, if I answered the question ‘How old are you?’ with an age that I felt – some days I’d be twenty, some days I’d be eighty.

I’m laughing to myself as I think that from now on, I’ll answer the question with an age that I’m feeling. However, the problem exists in that not many people ask my age any more. Is it something about how the older we get, other people want to be polite and not go there? I’m not sure. But those are musings for another day. Today I’m reflecting on the words above and how they relate to my life.

Since other people rarely ask me my age anymore, maybe I’ll just start asking myself every day. The catch is that I have to answer honestly – and if I get an answer I don’t like, I have to resolve to do something about it – either in a physical manner or in giving myself an attitude adjustment.

How old are you feeling today?

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