Growing old gracefully

Middway studio

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Matthew 10:16

Having worked in the corporate world for most of my working life, I picked up a few observations about people. Especially those who have recently retired or are approaching retirement, usually in their early 60s; the one exception is my friend who retired in his mid-30s after amassing a fortune from his hard work as a sales representative at a multi-national company!

But people in their retirement age intrigue me. These people have accumulated a lifetime of work experience and more importantly human experience. They are now approaching their twilight years and have come into their own as persons. They are supposed to be older, wiser, and role models for the younger generation. And their true character at this point in time has – pardon…

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