Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on The Essence of Old Age. It needs to be at least 1750 words.
I started to dream in my early twenties. Till that time, I was kind of suppressed under my father’s strict and cold behavior. My childhood was sad due to my father’s temper and aggression. So I have always dreamt of a life which is free from tensions and emotional suffocations. So throughout my life, financial independence and a peaceful life have been my dream. It has never changed.
Q: What do you remember about your 20s? The 30s? 40s? The 50s? 60s? What events stand out in your mind?
A: The most important event was my parent’s divorce when I was 15. That was when my life began as I was freed from my father’s clutches. It took me more than three years after that to bring out my personality and life. I was good at studies, and my researches and degree in psychology got me a job as a professor. I remember being with my assistants, students, and colleagues. My most memorable events are my marriage and my daughter’s birth, which was in my 30’s. Life has been beautiful in the ’40s and ’50s. Retirement did leave a vast emptiness and gap in my life, but I have learned how to fill that gap and relax in leisure (Smiles).
Q: How was each age different from the one before it?
A: Age does not matter. Every age is essential when you enter that age. People feel that you change with age, but I don’t think so. You remain the same. Wise people become wiser, but idiots keep on making the same mistakes repeatedly. My life has been smooth and straightforward. Nothing dramatic has ever happened to me. Sadly, I am not a James Bond (Laughs).
Q: There are some pages we don’t look forward to. What birthday was you least enthusiastic about? Why?
A: As I said, I have never been concerned about age. How does it matter? After all, every generation has a gift. I was somewhat worried about retirement, so I was a little nervous about crossing the 50’s. But when it came, it brought the pleasures of a relaxed life.
Q: If you could go back to any age, which age would it be and why?
A: I have lived my life to the fullest, so do not have any desire of going back.