Saturday, December 10, 2022

Age is just a matter of feeling

Skills are not limited by a specific factor, such as age. There are no restrictions; the only thing that keeping you away from learning and doing new things is yourself. A well-known British author and lay Anglican theologian say, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Age is indeed a problem of mind over matter; it doesn’t matter if you don’t mind.” Learning is more of a considerable priority; I’ve seen individuals eager to learn new things, including computers, at the age of 60.
The same point is made in the film The Intern, in which the 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker defied stereotypes about his age by being eager to grasp new technology and outperforming them. When it comes to continuing one’s learning in later stages of life, a common misconception is that the time for doing so has passed, and that the brain and body are no longer able to sustain such endeavours.
When we discuss about age, we are talking about something that is mostly a perspective rather than a limitation. When we look at individuals in developing nations, we often find that they have the mentality of passing on their responsibilities to future generations as well as a form of lethargy in later age when it comes to working more. The majority of people use this as an excuse to avoid effort. When we look at developed nations, we observe that the most of the population is made up of elderly people who are still actively working. They have faith in the notion that success is not limited to the younger generation and that older individuals are also capable of doing things.
One example is Minoru Saito, who, at the age of 77, became the oldest person to sail alone, nonstop around the globe. He previously completed seven trips by himself and this time he managed to beat his personal record from 2005. Yuichiro Miura, who was 80 years old when he reached the top of Mount Everest, is another real-life example that we may learn from. If we look at India, we see influential people who toss the dictionary out the window and come up with their own meanings. They do not see retirement as the time at which they stop working but rather the point at which active life begins.
A common issue that affects generations was identified by RN Pasrija, a former engineer working for a corporation in Noida. He makes the decision to take it upon himself to discover environmentally friendly solution to a problem that often results in significant injury for people his age. He discussed his concept with young people and they came up with a budget and solution, installing extra platform step in as many rickshaws as it was too high to mount the rickshaw platform. He found it to be inexpensive and environmentally good for every city. Despite not being his responsibility at that age, he decides to solve the problem and do something. Retirees from Indore set off from Ladakh on a Royal Infield motorcycle to fulfil lifelong ambition of riding throughout India. Despite suffering injuries along the way, the pair Mrs. Pooja Chouhan (57) and Mr. Dilip Chouhan (61) has not given up.
In triathlons and Ironman events, Sister Madonna Buder actively participates, this 80-year-old doesn’t allow thing like age stop her from exercising with people half her age in the pool, on a bike, and on the track. The nun who lives in seclusion is really a late-life athlete who began jogging at the age of 48 when a priest advised her to go for a jog on the beach. These are all evidences that you should work on improving your physical health, regardless of your age or circumstances.
Azen Jamir, Shillong

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