AGING : YES, YOU CAN'T WISH IT AWAY !
by Joseph Kainikkara
(Changanassery, Kerala, India)
Yes, aging is a fact of life.
As the poet says, "And our hearts though stout and brave, are still beating funeral marches to the grave".
The 99 year-old who still volunteers is making known a truth; doing good to your less fortunate fellow beings generates tremendous inner peace and satisfaction which a self-centered person would never be able to experience.
That mental peace in turn increases your longevity. By living for others also, you would find that your life is meaningful.
I am just past 60 and have recently returned from the Middle East after a career lasting more than 3 decades. I am actively considering giving free tuition to deserving school children in my locality.
That would keep me busy and give the satisfaction which is so important !