I've been thinking recently about how my interests, beliefs and convictions have changed over the years. I've seen a lot of changes in my life but how many of those have contributed to who I am today?
I'm convinced age is really not that important. I've known people who were old at thirty and people who were young at one hundred.
One thing I do believe makes a major difference is staying in contact with younger people. Being around people of all ages goes a long way to keeping me current in today's world.
Have I changed much through the years, absolutely. Has my husband changed over the 54 years we've been married, absolutely not. He's exactly where he was when 54 years ago while I've morphed so many times it's impossible to count. He just sets patiently by and watches, totally content with himself.
I see people who feel they've found "the truth" and fear change. I see this a lot in religion. I can't do that. I'm always seeking.
The Internet has been a wonderful tool for me. It allows me to seek to my heart's content and allows me contact with people I would never meet without it.
I also believe we often moderate as we age. We learn what's really important and what we need to relax about. Probably the most uptight group in our society is young parents. By the time we're grandparents, not so much.
Can you think of changes you've seen in yourself over the years?