Friday, March 15, 2013
The article in this link, which I have posted on a couple of my teams, really resonated with me. It reminded me to look at my long term future, rather than being short-sighted about my habits and attitudes.
For me, fear has its uses! I don't fear getting older per se. Wrinkles, some slowing down, greying hair, and the odd ache and pain from overuse are not deteriorations that really bother me as they are superficial and largely inevitable signs of the passing years.
But I do fear some things which with some effort on my part can be avoided or, at least, delayed. I fear being dependant, being immobile, having lower immunity, suffering lung, heart, and other organ problems. I fear the limits on my lifestyle that these problems impose. Perhaps I do resent the time exercise takes from my hobbies of reading and computing. But how much more time will I lose in the future if I don't spend a bit of time there now? Perhaps it would be easier to buy ready-made meals now and again than to prepare my own but do I really want to be relying on meals-on-wheels indefinitely in the future?
Physiologically my left eye is long-sighted and my right one short-sighted.
I think I need to remember this when I'm tempted to throw in all this healthy lifestyle - and it happens! Then I need to turn off the right side vision and have a good hard look through my long-sighted eye!