I swear that as soon as I crossed 40, I started to feel old.
Now I know I was already getting older, but at 30, I was still feeling pretty young. Well, that is until I spoke to 20-year-olds, but always, I felt like I was in my prime.
But after I turned 40, my body started to feel pains and fatigue that it never did. Not only that, but I also started to notice a difference in how I think and act.
- Then: I would see a young woman in sexy clothing and admire.
- Now: I ask if her parents allowed her out of the house dressed like that.
- Then: You couldn’t get me to drive slower than 100km/h even though the speed limit was 80km/h.
- Now: I drive at 80km/h even though they raised the speed limit to 100km/h.
- Then: I used to blast loud music all over.
- Now: I much rather the silence and quarrel over the music young people listen to nowadays.
- Then: I used to be loud and raucous.
- Now: I lament how those young people are so loud and raucous.
- Then: I would wake until the early morning and still get up early to head to work.
- Now: I can hardly stay awake at 10 pm.
- Then: I used to save to buy stuff.
- Now: I still save, but for retirement.
- Then: I would eat anything that comes my way. The greasier, the better.
- Now: Cholesterol
- Then: Used to rent to go to a movie because of the gratuitous sex and violence.
- Now: Quarrel about lack of intellectual content in movies.
- Then: “When I grow up…”
- Now: “Back in my days…”
Here’s to ageing gracefully.