“How do you feel about getting old?”
Granted, right about now we might want to pull a Benjamin Button and start aging backwards (especially if we looked like Brad Pitt). But I firmly believe that (to borrow from a commercial of the 70s): “We are not just getting older; we are getting better.”
If nothing else, ask yourself, “What’s the alternative?” (Yeah, that’s a real motivator, isn’t it?)
People are living longer today than ever before. So why not make those longer lives fuller as well?
Some mornings do I awake with a depression so thick I think I cannot possibly get through another day? Yes, to be honest, I do. (Bitty finds me incredibly enjoyable on those days.)
But eventually that depression releases its stronghold, and I find myself planning and, most importantly, hoping for my future. I am determined to live as long a life as possible and to fulfill my remaining dreams.
And my biggest dream in the second half of my life is to travel.I’ve been to Europe twice, once after I graduated college in 1985 and a few years ago in 2009. Both times I found my journeys to be life-changing events. There is something about adventuring into a different culture (once I finish the multi-hour plane ride) that reinvigorates, even reaffirms, life, living, learning. Dare I say venturing into the world gives me hope?
There’s that word again: hope. It’s no coincidence. When my depression washes over me full-bore, I feel hopeless. I cannot put one foot in front of the other until I once again feel hope. Without hope, I am drowning. With hope, I can keep my head above water.So I’ve just regurgitated an entire therapy session at you (I’ll be sending each of you a check for services rendered). But I feel better laying out my demons as well as my desires.
And this is what Pfizer wants to help all of us Aging Gals and Guys do through their GetOld.com platform.
As Pfizer says, “Ultimately your job is to work on your dreams. Ours is to make sure you live long enough to achieve them.”
Visiting Pfizer’s Get Old platform on-line can help you discover what it is you want for your life as you age. You can connect with others, find tools to live a longer, healthier life, and inspire yourself!
So, talk it out and then get moving on your dream.
Now mull all of this and tell me: “How do you feel about getting old?”
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