Juan Ponce De Leon lived between 1474 and 1521.
He was a Spanish conquistador and the first governor
of Puerto Rico.
De Leon led an expedition in the year 1513 to La Florida
searching for the Fountain of Youth, because he wanted
to regain his youthfulness.
He was later told by the natives of the area, that what
he was looking for existed only in the waters of South
Beimeni in the Bahamas.
The Fountain’s water was supposed to be so powerful
that it could restore youth and longevity to anyone
who drank it ……
Open And Shut
During our youth years we all want to be older, to
dress better and to be taken seriously by the others.
When we actually grow older, we all desperately
wish we were younger and remained younger, for
the rest of our life.
But as the years go, at some point, we just realise
that we have eventually become that older person,
we always wanted to be when we were young.
Consequently, we now have to accept that there is
no point in fighting this very natural process, but
accept and celebrate all changes it is bringing with
it, either physical, mental or emotional.
The Fairy Stories
There are certain myths about growing older.
These myths should never be allowed to influence
your way of life in any way.
Take all necessary steps to avoid them at all costs.
a) Mental and Physical downturn:
This is not necessarily a DNA destination;
but something that can be greatly reduced by
leading an active, healthy and creative lifestyle.
b) Peace and Quiet:
Again this is not true for most people; living a
miserable life is not what they want.
Instead many wish very much to develop relationships,
either of a romantic nature or various friendly
c) Contribution Inability:
Today’s adults are very able to lead in business, support
various activities, assist in education or help with
charity and volunteer work.
d) Youthful Appearance:
Although people’s external image changes over time,
they still want to look smart, attractive and important.
e) Slow Down and Retire:
A great number of adults today, actually want to pursue
different and new projects, and develop special interests.
Growing older is the greatest and most fundamental
enemy for all humans.
Still, you should accept this course gracefully, because
according to several studies, it is bringing with it a good
number of benefits.
a) The immune system will be stronger due to having
been through lots of epidemics during the years, and have
developed resistance to so many viruses.
As a consequence, you will be catching less colds and flu.
b) The older you get the less allergy attacks you will
be suffering; and whenever you do suffer an attack,
it will last for a much shorter time.
c) Ageing establishes a more intelligent brain, due
to accumulated knowledge through the years.
You will be able to solve problems more efficiently
and take smarter financial decisions; also you will
develop better understanding and wiser judgement.
d) It is now established that older people have more
frequent, satisfactory and better quality sex.
So you will be enjoying yourself more.
e) As you grow older you will be losing a number of
your sweat glands; consequently, you will be sweating
much less than when you were younger.
f) Older adults suffer less headaches and migraines.
If you happen to develop one, it will be much milder
and it will last for a shorter time, than the younger people.
g) Ageing contributes to better sleep during the night;
therefore, you will be feeling less tired, sleepy and
drained during the day.
II. Mental and Emotional
a) You will be feeling grateful for all the experiences
you have accumulated over time, and you will develop
the self-confidence you always wanted.
b) You will view life from a different perspective.
Everything now will start falling into place for you,
and you will know what all the fuss was about all
the previous years.
c) You will learn not to be influenced by other people’s
opinions and expectations, about how you look or how
you live your life or whatever else you do.
d) You will become less emotional about various
happenings, and you will worry to a lesser degree about
most things in life.
e) You will learn that it is absolutely useless to compare
yourself to other people, and your expectations about
your productivity will reduce.
f) You will finally start appreciating yourself much more,
and you will, at last, know who you really are as a person.
g) You will understand that you need to focus on yourself,
your desires and passions, your purpose and your goals,
in order to achieve a happier and healthier future life.
h) You will certainly and definitely realise that each and
every day of your life must be lived to the fullest.
Ageing is inevitable.
Since it is something that we can not avoid, it is better
to embrace it, and feel good about it.
Keep on learning and discovering.
Change your beliefs and the way you think, and live in
Move on and look forward to new things happening
all the time.
Be cool !!!