George Burns: You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
I have not seen the movie Finding Neverland and was excited to see the show last night as part of our season ticket package. Shannon told me that the movie was one of her favorites, and she was eagerly awaiting this show.
Finding Neverland was written in 2004 and is about Scottish writer J. M. Barrie, his platonic relationship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and his close friendship with her sons named George, Jack, Peter and Michael, who inspired the classic play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Never Grew Up.
I might be one of the few people you know who has never read Peter Pan. I know it’s a story about boys who don’t want to grow up and stay the same age in Neverland.
What would you do? Would you want to “never grow up”? I don’t mean like having the Benjamin Button disease or the disease called developmental inertia. But what if you could be ten years older and look the same as you do now? Would you be wiser? Would you tell people your “real” age? Really, what difference would it make? Hi, nice to meet you. I’m 70, but I look 60. What do you think?
There is something to be said for not acting your age. Why should you act 60 if you encounter a seesaw and want to get on it with a friend just for fun? When was the last time you were on a set of swings? Jumped in a mud puddle?
A friend wrote a blog today about having an abundance mindset. Love yourself at any age, any size. Live as your younger self. Be brave, happy, and strive for being content with who you are.