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Re: aging issues in and out of therapy lucielu2

Posted by pegasus on August 22, 2011, at 9:50:37

In reply to Re: aging issues in and out of therapy pegasus, posted by lucielu2 on August 20, 2011, at 17:04:03

Yes, I feel that trade of youth for power in one of my careers, sort of. But I'm not exactly climbing an organizational ladder, by my own choice, so it doesn't help me as much as it sounds like it helps you. I also have another career that is relatively new, so in that realm, I am totally *not* wise and powerful.

I guess the trade off is that I won't be struggling so much to re-identify myself when/if I retire, as you fear. But where is there something lasting to hold on to as you age? I see this as part of the challenge of aging, which I really think can be met well. I just don't know how.

One thing I want to ponder more around this is: what could be a good goal in terms of personal growth as I age? Is it to stay as youthful as possible? Or maybe to find ways to deeply value age (not just silver lining things)? Or maybe to detach myself from the usual judgements of our society around youth and aging and beauty?

- p




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