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Question: Being 21 tomorrow, should I consider this the start of my life or the end!?
I'm feeling a bit nervous about old age!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
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everything is passing thru the present moment!.
time is just the measure of movement thru the now!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
it kind of ends, because the area of your brain that makes you dissatisfied, philosophical, compulsive, and impulsive is starting to mature, meaning that you become a more boring person, more likely to settle down, be dissatisfied, and think that that is all life could be!.
i believe this region of your brain is called the pre-frontal cortex!. It's the one that all of those safe driving ads yammer about, when they want to push the driving age back even further!.
This is kind of a theory of mine, based on lots of scientific literature I've read, so it may not be totally accurate!.
And you still have total control over yourself, so that's really just theoretical!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
For you life started 21 years ago!.
For nervousness, you have to find a solution of your own!. Take care maximum!. Preserve and protect your body and mind!. Do not allow your mind to be polluted, adulterated or contaminated!. Remove all the huge accumulation of impurities and imperfections from your system (body and mind)!.
If someone else takes medicine, your illness will not be cured!. You have, therefore, to find a proper remedy for your nervousness!. Do some solid physical exercise or join Yoga!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
the start of it! Every day can be the start of a new life!. Just because your getting older doesn't mean life will get worse!. the 20's and 30's are you prime years, you have education, success, marriage, kids, and so much more to look forward to, and after that you get to enjoy it!. I'm 22, going on 23 in a few months and yes its scary and i feel old but just live your life to the fullest and you won't have any regrets! Happy Birthday!Www@QuestionHome@Com
it is nether the begining nor the end of your life :)
while it is a major milestone, the age of 21 cannot be said to be ether the begining of your life or the end, as you have been able to do things before the age of 21, and will be able to do things after!.
while it is generaly considered to be the start of adulthood, 21 is still considered to be young, still youthfull enough to "sew your wild oats" (an expression used to justify young adults doing things wich would be inapropriate or stupid for an older, wiser person to do)
so i supose you are closer to the begining than the end,Www@QuestionHome@Com
The problem with getting older is most believe it's time to stop learning about others!. Most kids today believe that know more about living and connecting with others than adults!. Neither kids or adults come close in finishing what they should know about reaching out to others!. My point is never stop learning about yourself or communicating with others at any point in your life!.
It's when we stop learning more, that we start giving up that there is a reason for hope for a better life!. We start looking for others to make the difference in our lives!. We expect others to connect with us!. We expect others to listen even after we stop caring!. We expect others to reach us after we withdraw!.
This is the magic time of life!. This is the easiest time in your life to make a difference!. This is the best time to be known as special!. All you have to do is be the one that listens, reaches out and cares!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Ok!. Reality check!. 2,000 years ago, 21 was old!. 40 was ancient!. Since then, we've mostly stopped killing each other when someone insults you, learned that pissing into our drinking water is not a good thing, and at least in the developed world, we've mostly put that whole death-by-starvation thing behind us!.
When I was born in 1971, you were pretty old if you were 70!. Now, 70 is just early senior years!. By the time _you're_ 70, it'll be late middle age!. If you don't smoke, don't have a family history of cancer, and take care of yourself with a good diet & regular exercise, at your age there's no reason you can't expect to live to at least 80 or 90!.
Your newfound realization of mortality is natural!. It means you're maturing out of your teen years, when dying is just a remote, abstract concept that didn't _really_ apply to you!. You're getting older alright, but you're not _old_!.
So be aware of your mortality, but don't obsess over it!. You're not even a third of the way through your life!. So make the best of it!. And if you're really, truly concerned about your mortality, there's always the cryonics option!. :)Www@QuestionHome@Com
I am the same age as you now!.!.!.I think to myself wow im going to be 30 in so many years time!.!.!.its a scary but exciting prospect, I mean I cant envision myself as a 30 year old woman!.!.!.in my mind I have always felt like a child!.!.!.even though I am mature for my age, its hard to let go of feeling young and innocent, but there does come a time when we have to grow!.!.!.IT doesnt mean you should stop having fun, just try to embrace being 21 because it only comes around once!
Have a great birthday hun!
p!.s Life is for living, it aint over till its over, so dont worry & focus on what you want out of life, have fun & laugh lots too!Www@QuestionHome@Com
Statistically, at 21 you are still in the first quarter of your life!. By football standards, the game has just begun!
I've learned that the older you get, the older your idea of "old" is!. At 21, I thought 30 was old, at 30 I thought it was 40! Today at 45 I say old is all in our heads!. I've heard it said that it's not about counting our days, but making our days count!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
It's just another day!.
Except now you are legal!.
Happy Birthday in advance!.
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun!. Enjoy the trip!. ~Author Unknown
Birthdays are good for you!. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest!. ~Larry LorenzoniWww@QuestionHome@Com
thats up to you!. life really is what you make it!. but you have far more ahead of you than the 21 years youve already attributed!. so make the most of it and consider it the start!. just stay positive :)Www@QuestionHome@Com
The start your like!. You're not even starting to get old until you reach at least 50!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
The end, you are about to die!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
the everyone over your age is just a lost cause!?Www@QuestionHome@Com