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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reflections

 

Well, this is it then: the three scores and ten are behind me; what's ahead of me is all bonus!

I suppose, deep down, we all believe we deserve a good, safe, comfortable, middle-class Aussie life of at least 70 - 75? - years, and that not getting it would be hellishly unfair. And yet to believe this is ridiculous.

Billions of people have died before they reach the age of five. Billions more have lived their whole life without a fraction of the comfort or opportunities we enjoy.

So it's perhaps time to reflect and to think how lucky I was to have had 70 years of healthy living, full of opportunities.

And perhaps it's also time to forget about The Road Not Taken and live more in the moment.

The past is gone, the future is fantasy, and I have already lost far too many moments dwelling in both.