It is not my birthday but it will remain as a constant reminder of reaching an age post-retirement that constantly reminds of a few resolutions, few events and, few good, bad and ugly memories. Difficult to throw away like the pebble or the thorn that entered our Sandals and kept bothering us.
I know I will never be this young again. Ever. Oh damn… I just got older!
What makes this memory not go away? It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know. Especially, if people you are mentoring are mostly milenials and rebel at heart, famous for breaking rules, ignoring parents’advice – you think they will listen to you, comply with your rules, NO Way!
What they expect is equitable treatment of an Adult-Adult transaction, not the Parent-Child one which they have plenty at their respective homes. So I changed tracks on my birthday. I also realized we cannot change an adult, we can not motivate anyone! And, I say this with experience. Adults change themselves when they wish to and become determined to. ( My wife tries to change me so hard, but do I 🙂 No) . Same is with Motivation. We are all motivated people. We know what motivates or demotivates us. Our conscience tells us what is right or wrong for us, doesn’t it? It remains as a murmur inside our brains dominated by negative emotions and all the pseudoness generating hormones? Doesn’t our Conscience become victim and is taken over by our own viscious mind’s CON-Science? It does. Trust me on that.
So was I on “On Cloud Nine” ON my birthday couple of months ago?
Having strong feelings of happiness or satisfaction. SADLY, No!
So I generated a Random phrase and what came out was
Ride Him, Cowboy!
A cheer people yell, usually at rodeos when cowboys are clinging to the backs of untamed horses.
But what a coincidence? This was an apt phrase describing my mental state.
There was no ice cream in the freezer, nor did I have money to go to the store, and as I forgot to go to the ATM and draw cash. This is what Old Age does to you – Forgetful when needed but never let go of bad memories of past.
So do I feel I am Down And Out
A term used in a boxing.
Or Someone who has become incapacitated.
I am happy to say, I am better that this. I live life full even now and enjoy friends, online or offline. Enjoy the joy of my creation. Sometimes send long rants to friends or other times write blog or articles. Meet new Startups, Mentees and Give back to society . So
Life is Good. Whether we are young or old.