It's possible to be old in years but not old mentally. Currently I'm surrounded by 'old' people.
I'm dealing with Bob and a sister-in-law on a daily basis that both live in the past and have not updated their thinking in fifty years. Two sister-in-laws have gone into mental care facilities in the last few weeks. I'm getting a lot of reports on them and how they're doing.
While all this is going on my body and my mind have gone to hell in a hand basket. I'm sick of 'old' people.
I need a big spreadsheet posted on a wall where I keep up with Bob's weight (fluid retention), his blood pressure and his meds. For myself I need to be keeping up with what I'm eating, glucose and walking.
Keeping up with my health issues has fallen off the radar screen. I'm currently eating my way to blimp size. Stress will do that to some people. Too bad I'm not in the group that loses weight under stress.
Then I'm reading everywhere that much of this country's problems politically are the result of people wanting to take the country back to what they think was a better time in history.
What's wrong with living in the present, or god forbid, the future?
What keeps people from being able to live in the present and look forward to the future?
What makes some people stop advancing mentally?
I mentioned to my sister-in-law that I did not want my house to look dated therefore I was adding and subtracting a few pieces of furniture and things hanging on the wall. She was clueless. Couldn't imagine why I'd want to do such a thing.
I'm telling you 'old' thinking is fast becoming a serious issue with me.