Look around and you see people ‘worshipping’ youth. The age group of 18-29. Approximately. The golden age of youth.
The ones who are younger, wait for the time when they will grow up and experience it. The ones who are older and over with it, try hard to keep it. Whether it’s by trying to dress up that way, or it’s by trying to look the way. To act, opine, eat, live…anything and everything is controlled, driven by youth and what it entails.
As I finally admit to myself that the glorious youth time of mine is over, I look back and wonder. I wonder what it was about youth that makes it so desirable!?
Yes, it meant being healthy. Not to worry about aching joints or bulging tummies because you ate pizza yesterday. The metabolism is good and your body is able to accept all that. But that can be achieved or maintained even later. By choosing a healthy lifestyle. What else?
I think the answer is personal. May change from person to person. For me, this is what I miss apart from above, of course! –
It meant being more desirable. It meant being the center of positive attention without even trying. All the time. All places.
It meant having complete confidence in my decisions and choices. The unabashed faith you have in your ideas, decisions and choices was a-ma-zing! I miss it.
Life brings regrets and failures. They make you worry about failing more. More than the rush, the thought of success brings. Youth and young age is free of those experiences. And it brings a carefree arrogance that makes you believe you can fly.
And, fly I want to.
It doesn’t matter what tomorrow holds. It doesn’t really matter whether the plan will succeed or fail. What matters is I tried. What matters is the exhilaration the experience will bring. And for that, I want to try.
Just open my wings one more time and take a leap of faith and jump!