RUMINATING ON YOUTH

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What is youth? Ac­cord­ing to Web­ster, it is the time of life when one is young— the time be­tween child­hood and adult­hood (ma­tu­rity), “the ap­pear­ance, fresh­ness, vigor, spirit, etc., char­ac­ter­is­tic of one who is young.”

Youth and free­dom, though, should not be mea­sured by age. I know se­nior cit­i­zens who live their lives with so much en­thu­si­asm they beat a 13-year-old’s. I think more than a num­ber or the ap­pear­ance of the type of youth, what I wish I would have is a youth­ful spirit. To me, that means an end­less will­ing­ness to learn and the en­thu­si­asm for adventure. And peo­ple, at least those who wish to con­tin­u­ally grow, are wise enough to want to know and un­der­stand the youth.

I’ve heard older peo­ple say they are en­joy­ing their “youth” now, in the twi­light of their years, be­cause they have learned not to sweat the small stuff. It also helps when you’re al­ready fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent, there­fore you have the free­dom to do and pur­sue what­ever your heart de­sires.

What I am re­ally try­ing to say is that when you are young, re­mem­ber that time is on your side—you can do what you want and learn from your mis­takes. And when you turn a lit­tle bit older, re­mem­ber that age is just a num­ber. At least, that’s what I tell my­self.

Hope you en­joy our is­sue!

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