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How To Stay Young!

By Rusty @russellpurkiss

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” –Sofia Loren

It is a fact of life, as time goes by, we age.  It is said that from the time you turn 20 that it is when your body starts to age and you are literally growing old!  Sounds a bit depressing, but it is a reality that we have to accept, because whether you like it or not, that is the way it goes.

Some people take aging very gracefully, accepting it as a fact of life, other are like a cat when it is sensing insecurity and it digs it’s claws into your

How To Stay Young!
arm or a curtain or into whatever it happens to be standing on at the time trying not to fall. This type of person becomes totally obsessed with trying anything and everything to hold on to their youth.

There are creams, potions, pills, concoctions of all kinds that are being sought out to help stave off growing old, non of which really work entirely.  No one wants to lose that “sex-appeal”, or grow undesirable to others,  and so many, who can afford it, go under the knife to make adjustments to their body in order to be more sexy or desirable.

So many get their breast enlarged as they are convinced that only large breasts are beautiful. Granted they tend to cause rubbernecking and double takes, but that is not necessarily what will make you more appealing. You might attract a lot more attention, but it may be the attention that you were not hoping to get, then again it may be, that is your choice.

Granted it is a great idea to stay fit, get your needed daily exercise, to keep your body healthy and in good condition, and yes even as appealing as possible.  But I believe that there is a point where it becomes too much of an obsession in life, and this in itself can end up being the very thing that robs you of your youth and beauty.

Whilst in your younger years I feel that being so worried about what others thought of you was the very thing that would cause you to miss out on enjoying yourself and others.  As years have gone by, and you get to a point that you accept yourself for who you are, and you “let your hair down”, others will feel more comfortable around you, and in fact will want to hang out with you more. You can stay young by being you.

People who are so full of themselves and worried about what others think, can be a bit annoying to be around.  They end up missing out on so much of what is way more important in life; such as sincerity, simplicity, and being down-right fun and relaxed!  When I was  younger, I think I repelled more girls when I was so into trying hard to be the cool dude, and when I finally realized how uncool I was and accepted myself for who I was, I noticed that I was being noticed so much more, and I enjoyed myself more as well.

Being young is a state of mind.  I don’t think I have grown any older, I have to take a retake in the mirror at times as I feel like I have always felt, but then there is this guy staring at me from the mirror that has matured more than he feels.  I am not worried about it at all, I am just happy to be here for now, and I want to enjoy life!

What is your take?

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