Welcome to Wednesday
Good Morning Everyone!
This is what happens when you grow older . . . you become totally confused when they insert a holiday into your work week; you fall behind; you can come up with more excuses! Not to worry, I know it is Friday and not Wednesday (I’m not that old, yet!). So, speaking of growing older, let’s think about this:
Having just turned the page to begin a new year of my life and having reached senior status quite some time ago, I feel well versed to speak about age. Keep in mind however, I firmly believe in the advice from the commercial for Boost, “Age is only a number and mine is unlisted!”
If you did not know your date of birth, how old would you think you are? Your answer may not be the same as your actual age; you may feel younger or even older. [I often say I have the mindset of a 30-something year old, but my body feels like it is 110!!] Why? Theorists in the aging field suggest that the tendency of aging adults to maintain younger subjective age identities is a form of defensive denial. Bottom line is, you are going to grow older, it is inevitable.
Aging is different for everyone. However, human being’s age can be categorized into four types:
- Chronological Age: This is the age calculated based on the year of our birth. What age is on your ID?
- Appearance Age: How old do you look? Have you ever been to a class reunion and noticed that some of your classmates look ten years younger while others look ten years older? That’s the appearance age.
- Biological Age: Are you in good shape? Biological age is a measurement of your age based on the function of the body’s vital organs and is affected by factors such as diet, exercise stress, sleep, etc.
- Psychological Age: How young do you feel and act? Different age groups have different behaviors and thought processes. Various factors affect our psychological age. Are you optimistic? Are you emotionally mature? Do you reason and think logically? It is believed that most people feel about eight years younger than their age.
Age is just a number that represents how long a person has lived on earth. These numbers don’t define who you are, what you have achieved, or what you can still accomplish. Everyone can achieve anything at any age, whether old or young. As Mark Twain said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
Bringing it Home
The Team at Vandenack Weaver is made up of individuals of different ages, both young and older, each with a high level of talent and expertise. We serve clients of different ages, both young and older, each with specific needs and deserving of attention and respect. What we find to be important is to continue to provide quality professional legal services to everyone, no matter anyone’s age.
So celebrate your birthdays as long as you can and enjoy each and every one of them. Without them, you would not have the opportunity to make a difference in this place we all reside. Have a great weekend.