Death is a must for every living creature. Like the wise sage Axel Rose once proclaimed ‘nothing lasts forever’. The lead singer of Guns N’ Roses accurately predicted the end of a cold November Rain so he’s definitely wise beyond his blank lifeless stare. Reassurance comes with impending death. Age is one of many factors for the end of the life. Old people worry about death. Young people go on totally oblivious to any sort of worry. Living the ‘What me worry ‘lifestyle bodes poorly for youth but youth doesn’t have the experience to realize they could have it so much better.
When a young person asks for directions they do not mind getting lost. Time is on their side. Not much is going to happen for them. With youth time is a thing to be killed. By aging time becomes something to cherish. Lives go on with people having to meet the expectations of their younger selves. Poor age allows for little rest. Few ever get the chance to completely retire. Many simply slow things down. Long walks gain more meaning. Celebrities realize what their lives meant to their fans. Glamour fades with passing years. Yet the joy of having a simple life is exactly why some celebrities let themselves hide away. Dreams differ for every person and fame is not for everyone.
The passage of time leads to better, deeper dreams. Early in life goals are abstractions. Dreams tend to be relatively unrealistic. Becoming President, being rich and famous, these are vaguely formed goals. Of course the dreams gain in depth. For with age comes depth. Sometimes this varies. Not everyone can be equally deep. Specializations are formed. An expert in absolutely everything does not exist. A few people hope to do something more with their lives. Many simply hope to scrape by living simple lives with few wants. Getting life simplified is a difficult process and not everyone can do it. Jumping into deep waters and swimming is enough for some. Plenty more choose never to jump in, watching for the side, barbequing and laughing at the fools who rush in.
Rushing into things is a bad decision. Everything requires great amounts of time. Perfect relationships start out unexceptional. With the proper investment of time things blossom into wonderful things. Friendships get better with time. Love improves with time. Connections, bonds, these take time to make in both the nature world and the emotional world. Nothing happens in an instant. Even the instant decision, the instinct, comes after years of experience and generations of evolution.