Today I am tired. I am tired of people saying, "I am too old to do ......" Seriously do you hear what you are saying? Are you really too old? or are you just not able? There is a difference.
No one is going to tell my great uncle he can't ski. He is in his 90's and still ski's. I say good for him. He might not speed down the hill like he did in his 20's but just because he had a few more birthdays doesn't mean he can't ski at all. I know he also is smart about his skiing adventures as he is an orthopedic surgeon. He knows what can happen and that doesn't stop him.
So what is old? We could go on and on about old is such and such number. As soon as you define old with a number you are going to get an earful from people that age that aren't OLD.
So how do you define old without using a number? Better yet, how are you going to act when you get old?
I am getting older. Growing older is a different story. I know other people my age that act 'older' than me. I also know people that have a higher age than me that act 'younger' than me. I'm not talking about maturity I am talking about ability. Coach Dean did a great job in an article a few weeks ago. "Are you Getting or Growing?"
As I grow older I want to be able to do all the things I want to do. I'm a bit competitive as I grew up the 4th child and had three brothers. I don't like it when I can't do something because of some physical challenge. That is one reason I strive to take care of myself as best I can. It's also the reason that if my grandchildren ask me to go ski diving when I am 90, I want to go if I want to go. I also want them to ask because they know I can do it.
What is your definition of "Old"? and how are you going to defy it?