Sunday, May 15, 2011

Prematurely mature

"You are distorting my sense of age", my twenty-five year old colleague complained, when I informed her that a person she thought of as "old" was just a couple of years older than I was.
"She's just prematurely mature", I replied. Perception of age has nothing to do with either maturity or genetics- the lady we were talking about chooses to act her age, just as I choose to keep the child in me alive.
Don't know which is right and wrong; or even if there is a right and wrong. I just know that I am happy being me.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm all for acting like a child!

The Words Crafter said...

I tell my friends that if I start acting my age, just conk me in the head and call it a day. Yay for the inner child being alive and well!!!!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

I know it's a pretty cliche line, but there is truth to the saying, "Age is but a number."

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Your post is a wonderful reminder that our perceptions are everything. If we keep the childlike wonder alive, of course we won't really be old, no matter what Mother Nature, Father Time and Uncle Gravity do to us ;-).

Chuck said...

Rayna, I will always be 25 or matter what! I'll just know more.

missing moments said...

No right or wrong ... just being happy with oneself is enough. I've loved every decade I've been given!

Jemi Fraser said...

It's all about perception! I don't plan on acting old ever ... although my knees may have something to say about that!

slommler said...

Being young is truly a state of mind! And I plan on keeping a young and vital and positive attitude!!
WTG Rayna!!


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