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Getting Older versus Getting Wiser

Posted By: Randy GageAugust 15, 2018

At 15, I was listening to Casey Kasem’s top 40 count down on WISM, breathlessly waiting to hear which song was going to be number one.  (We won't mention me sobbing uncontrollably to the long distance dedication.)  I’m pretty sure that was the high point of my week.

I remember being in the mosh pit at the Orange Bowl for the Scorpions and Metallica.  In between sets, a guy would come out and drench us with a fire hose.  And we enjoyed that.  If someone tried doing that to me today, I would probably sue.

It used to be cool to get home at 5 am.  Now I think it’s cool to wake up at 5 am.

A big part in our self-development is changing the definitions of what brings us joy, satisfaction, and significance.   Some people see this as getting old.  Getting wiser might be a better description.

You probably beat yourself up for things you have changed over the years, or stopped doing.  But often, those changes are simply natural evolution of you moving to a higher stage of your life.

Celebrate your journey.

That journey is what brings magic to your life.  The trials and tribulations, the victories and achievements, and the lessons and learning.  And the best part isn’t even the breakthroughs.  It’s who you have to become to achieve those breakthroughs.

-RG

7 comments on “Getting Older versus Getting Wiser”

  1. Well-said, Brother Randy. It's amazing how what is meaningful and joyful to us changes as we get ol...err, wiser. At least, hopefully the right ones change. And, remember "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."~Casey Kasem

  2. I don't know about this. What you are talking about is a pretty slippery slope. All of my friends have turned into old shits who quit skiing, bike riding, playing baseball, etc., etc. I've always said there should be 2 dates on a tombstone - the day the person died and the day they were actually buried. I think you better get back in that mosh pit.

    1. Leaning a new language at 59. Going back to the World Series with my softball team next month to defend our title. I'm all in. Getting back in the mosh pit: Um....no. -RG

  3. At 84, and a bag full of top executive jobs, travelling the world 1st class, making real financial decisions,has had it's day and I'm pleased I had the choices. Now doing Pharmaceutical grade nutrition with the worlds leader, I have met my match ???, I'm pleased they say it is'nt easy ? but what a rollercoaster ride. That's why these tweets are so imortant in my learning curve and want to be a member of the "millionaire club" before someone pulls my plug !

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  • 7 comments on “Getting Older versus Getting Wiser”

    1. Well-said, Brother Randy. It's amazing how what is meaningful and joyful to us changes as we get ol...err, wiser. At least, hopefully the right ones change. And, remember "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."~Casey Kasem

    2. I don't know about this. What you are talking about is a pretty slippery slope. All of my friends have turned into old shits who quit skiing, bike riding, playing baseball, etc., etc. I've always said there should be 2 dates on a tombstone - the day the person died and the day they were actually buried. I think you better get back in that mosh pit.

      1. Leaning a new language at 59. Going back to the World Series with my softball team next month to defend our title. I'm all in. Getting back in the mosh pit: Um....no. -RG

    3. At 84, and a bag full of top executive jobs, travelling the world 1st class, making real financial decisions,has had it's day and I'm pleased I had the choices. Now doing Pharmaceutical grade nutrition with the worlds leader, I have met my match ???, I'm pleased they say it is'nt easy ? but what a rollercoaster ride. That's why these tweets are so imortant in my learning curve and want to be a member of the "millionaire club" before someone pulls my plug !

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