We are told by a prominent and highly-respected geriatrician that the three plagues of growing old are loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
I respectfully disagree.
If you have not conquered loneliness, helplessness and boredom by the time you begin to “grow old,” chances are, you never will.
For example, when was the last time you heard of an 85-year-old entrepreneur discussing a new business start-up opportunity?
World mind says “never,” but Warren Buffett, ‘the Oracle of Omaha.’ would disagree.
What’s my point? Just this . . .Does Mr. Buffett impress you as a lonely, helpless and bored Octogenarian?
No? Me neither. (In fact, I know Zen Buddhist monks who would be envious of his courage, joy and ‘life in the moment’ commitment)
There will always be those — young and old — who hunger and thirst in a valley of sadness and suffering. That is the nature of life on this planet.
And there will always be those who, despite almost impossible odds, choose the life of a true warrior.
Which path will you travel?