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I Can't Wait Until I'm Old Enough to...

Wednesday Apr 25 2007


By Don Arnoudse

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My daughter, Sara, is about to turn 21. Her impending birthday has triggered my own memories of that familiar refrain of youth…”I can’t wait until I’m old enough to….go to school, to learn to drive, to vote, to get a credit card, to stay out past midnight, to travel on my own, to get my first apartment, to get my first real job, to go to night clubs and bars, and so on and so on.” It got me to wondering. What are the advantages of age now that I’m staring 60 in the face? Yesterday, I was listening to Julio Olalla, master teacher and founder of the Newfield Network. He began his comments on some of the crises we face in the world by saying, “At my age, I no longer choose to censor myself”. I thought, “Wow! That’s an advantage of age. Telling the truth as I see it without concern for others’ reactions.”

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