Perspective – a GOOD thing…

DEEP THOUGHTS…

With the ever-widening gap between ages on my birth certificate and driver’s license I’m being forced to dig harder for the positives attached to getting older. First thing that comes to mind is the fact that I’m still breathing, since that isn’t a given.

Second…is that I’ve been out of circulation long enough to fall off most people’s cracker, buying me the relative anonymity I crave, and exempting me from psychically-strenuous socializing. I know staying home most of the time, either alone or with one other person, isn’t everybody’s idea of a positive, but in my world it’s an amazing thing and will probably help me live to a hundred or so – the Zen is hugely beneficial, both to me and to others who are thus spared.

A close third has to be the freedom from OPO – other people’s opinions. OPOs used to influence my thinking to a shocking degree, but I got over that when I remembered almost no Other People ask for my opinion about anything, ever, end of story.

It’s astonishingly liberating to look up and realize you’ve survived to a certain age and some of the people who used to make you nervous aren’t even here anymore. Look at me, outliving folks and getting all happy and shit. O me of little faith.

You’ll be shocked to know that sarcasm is in the positive column – very much so. Utilized correctly, it can provide maximum relief to the wield-er, while inflicting minimal damage on the distracted target.

And since there CAN be too much of a good thing, I’ve deeply thought for long enough and have to run. I’m positive.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dauntlessannettemarie
    Jan 19, 2018 @ 18:23:50

    Love this!

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  2. Dee A Poe
    Jan 18, 2018 @ 15:35:20

    I love this, Judy! I’m just about to level up myself!

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  3. Carrie Rubin
    Jan 18, 2018 @ 15:31:18

    There’s definitely a freedom to getting older–we care less what others think and don’t sweat the small stuff as much. Given most everything else about it stinks, it’s good we have that perk!

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  4. Sheldon
    Jan 18, 2018 @ 14:14:01

    I enjoy your words thanks for sharing. I feel kindred in certain respects. Our parents had the same grit to survive the depression and win the war. I don’t know you… but I do some…through your words. I reflect on age for awhile and then wonder what my investments are doing. I feel guilty making money with a psychopath in the White House. Maybe I will cross paths with Kim some day on the pickleball court and tell him to say hello.

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