Acting Your Age

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Acting Your Age
I recently read this clever line on Facebook; I don’t know how to act my age. I have never been this age before.

While it is true that I’m fast approaching the end of my forties, I still feel like the same me I’ve been for almost a half a century. Will I need to give some things up when I cross the fifty? I don’t know. I’m not there yet.

Acting one’s age means doing what society expects of you based on how old you are. Certain behaviors and fashions once acceptable and appealing can become alarming and appalling.

I’m sure we’ve all seen the happy toddler who all the sudden chooses freedom over wearing any pants. The two year old doesn’t know any better. I do. So if I did that, well, you get the point.

While acting your age, your age changes by the moment. Someday you’ll wake up and wonder where all your moments went. Make the most of each one. Don’t let your age get in the way.

But keep your pants on.