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Age-Old Questions

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?)

I’m a twenty years old kid. Yes I still am a kid. Just because I crossed the threshold of eighteen doesn’t change it. Neither does the fact that I have just progressed into my twenty’s.

I am still a kid.

And that is the thing about age. It is just a number.

I am here talking in general about people aged between adolescence and retirement.

Let me explain that.

Age doesn’t guarantee respect. And that coming from an Indian is a contradiction. Indian culture a founding stone in respecting elders. But I hardly see that. Sure we append ji as suffix to them when we converse, but it doesn’t mean respect.

I believe we live in a world that is adamant to the idea, “You want my respect, you have to earn it”. Wonder whatever happened to “Give respect first and then receive respect”.

Next important thing, age doesn’t mean experience. Experience isn’t something that gets cumulated by age. It is accumulated by what all you do in that age/time spent.

Age doesn’t give you maturity, and increasing age doesn’t take away your jovial nature.

Yes, experience is by what YOU do with the time spent. It is your choice! And respect is also at the end is still your choice!

So if I may conclude I’ll say this, age doesn’t mean anything, it is just a contributing factor. It is at the end your choices that decide things.

So age is just a number. That increases without any control.

You are as young as you want to be.

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