While John Barrymore may like to be associated with his acting, he’s presumably best associated with saying, ‘A man isn’t old until laments replace dreams’. In this way, are you old, yet. Have you quit dreaming?
We’re informed that roughly 85% of us have the entirety of our resources set up, so no afflictions ought to disrupt everything or keep us from doing what we need to do. There isn’t anything genuinely or intellectually to stop us accepting that our greatest years are before us. We could reason that we’re just as old as we feel.
Things being what they are, do you have a fantasy (or dreams)? What’s going on here? I figure that ensuring we have something to anticipate qualifies as a fantasy. Living a more drawn out, better life relies upon continually ensuring that we have a future – something to anticipate. Of course, living at the time is significant, however so too is dreaming.
On the off chance that you concur with Barrymore (and others), along these lines, you can be ‘old’ in the event that you decide to be, and then again. Do you review the last time you felt ‘old’? It was likely when second thoughts replaced dreams or having something to anticipate. It’s similar to Tony De Mello’s perception about joy. At the point when we’re feeling miserable, he stated, all things considered, we’re most likely contemplating what we don’t have. Upbeat individuals consider what they have and are grateful for that. A number doesn’t make you ‘old’.
‘Is this all there is?’ qualifies as a FAQ. This FAQ can prompt second thoughts or ‘shouldas’. The exhortation of Jacki Kennedy’s guide (in the film, Jacki) fits, here. Consistently when he got into bed and gazed into the haziness, he’d ask, ‘Is this all there is?’ Yet, toward the beginning of the day, his second thoughts vanished in light of the fact that he generally ensured that he has something to anticipate.