Ageing | 18th January 2022 | Virtual Wire
When we talk about ageing, we are always so much pessimistic about it.
We always relate ageing as something undesirable, something that turns us meek and we start losing our sight, and our hairs turn grey. But why don’t we see it in an optimistic manner. As we grow old, we grow richer in our experiences, we learn from our mistakes and mistakes teach us the best lessons in our life. Its not just about mistakes but age should never be a hindrance from achieving any of our goals.
We all must have heard about the “Sherchan Tribe” that resides near the base camp of Mt. Everest. Well among the members of the tribe was ‘Min. Bahadur Sherchan’ the oldest person to reach the world’s highest peak, climbing Mt. Everest at the age of seventy-six. Sherchan climbed the 8,850 metre high mountain in May 2008 at the age of 81. He was the first and the last till now to climb Mt. Everest at an old age.
We say that age, weight and height is just a number but when it comes to practical implementation we are sometimes led back by our age but does age really matter? Is there any thing that you can’t achieve as you grow old? But seriously i believe that as we grow old we have more chances of achieving something as we have more practical knowledge and experience.
“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old”. -George Burns
When we feel that at certain age we can’t do anything in particular that’s time when we are actually defeated. The game starts in our mind and also ends over there. If we feel we are young and have enormous energy to achieve anything. Well, that’s actually the point where the game is decided whether we would win or not. At the end i would just say that the choice is ours whether we want to achieve anything or not. Its not our age that hinders us from achieving something but surely our thinking.