Carl Jung is one of my three favorite psychologists. What he said about aging has got to be true.
“A human being would certainly not grow to be 70 or 80 years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species to which it belongs. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning.”
I can’t write as eloquently as Jung, but I’m old enough to know what he was talking about. As I age, each additional day I have on earth is a gift, but the significance of those days is determined by the little choices I make.