I was thinking about the various phases of life and how they come and go. Rather than considering it myself, I thought I’d discuss it with you.
Useful Sponge – #18
What do you remember about your youth? I remember being a sponge. Soaking up everything around me, trying out different styles. In early times, the sponge soaked up someone else’s look, mannerisms, and values. I wanted to look like this movie star, or sound like that rock star.
Then do you remember coming into your own? What age was that for you? When you took control and decided for yourself how you wanted to look, sound, think, love, behave, distinctly from those around you.
That coming of age was a wonderful revelation. When you actually drop the adaptations and created yourself. Here you are, years later. Are you still that person from your early adulthood? Or have you reinvented yourself more times over the years?
If there’s anything you don’t like about what you’ve created, change it. There’s still time. Every day you live is a chance to get better; a chance to change.
Be a sponge again. Try out new habits and new looks. Take up new past-times or passions. Soak up the joy of the day and make it your own.
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