Friday, May 3, 2013

It’s Not about Age, It’s about Mileage !!!

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When it comes to life what matters more – age or experience?

The debate between physical aging and mental growth rages on, without a result.

Drawing from Analogy
When it comes to judging a car’s performance, one would invariable prefer a relatively newer car with more mileage than an older with less. Nowadays, age has nothing to do with one’s professional and creative prowess. In these fast-paced times, one can easily observe live examples of overachievers raging towards their goals irrespective of physical aging. Most people rightfully believe that age is nothing but a mere number bogging down their zest for life. When one wouldn’t discriminate against cars, it is wrong to enforce one’s age on them. Our lives are very similar to an automobile. We are nothing but biologically-mechanized machines running on organic fuel to achieve our goals. Like cars, with passing time, we tend to experience numerous road bumps and mishaps, but still remain hardwired to reach our intended destinations. At the end of our lives, we leave behind a legacy of our collective experiences.

The Journey of Life
While one cannot exercise control over the process of aging, what one can surely manipulate is their drive to achieve success. While the young threaten to give up the pressures of life, the old strive to have their youth back just so they can fight for their unachieved goals again. Life is only a journey between two extremes, in which one needs to amass as much experience as they can before meeting with death. It is infinitely better to have achieved success early, than to blame life for sour grapes.

Life and Change
Change is the mantra of life and it is better to give in than resist it. The journey of life is laden with innovative experiences and lessons which will shape you into a better individual. While one would love to take control of their destiny and cruise their lives to greener pastures, one stands helpless in the clutches of destiny. In this case, your best bet is to make these years count. Live like there’s no tomorrow and strive for your goals relentlessly. A life is rendered meaningful only when one can satisfactorily achieve all of their aspirations and still be raring for more. Dying without regrets is, thus, the best way to end one’s life.

Vacant harpings of age mean nothing without any experience to show for it. Being petulant about life will only make you gravitate towards an unfulfilled life of regrets. Gear up that engine and race on, while you still have fuel left in your tank!

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