– I’m old enough to know better but young enough not to care.  – Right now is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.  – Old enough to have experience but young enough to have enthusiasm.  There are so many “old versus young” statements I could probably burn an entire webpage listing them out.  Sure, they are all true in their own way.  That said, I sometimes wonder if we miss the point of the difference between old and young.  It’s not a number of years; it’s not even a moment in time; pure and simple it’s OUTLOOK.

We have all, if we’re lucky, been in that moment when someone finds out how old we are and they seem surprised.  “But you don’t look that old.”  “But you don’t seem that old.”  “But I thought you were younger than that.”  The entire point of the past four sentences is that none of us even think about how we define age:  “…how OLD we are…”

Our outlook toward age certainly changes as we grow through the years.  George Carlin said it best I think…

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