Now that I am a “seasoned” 80-year-old, I consider myself an “expert” on life in the 70’s. It’s a transitional decade—going from full-time work to full-time what? Trying on some things until you see what’s right for you. Once you find your rhythm, life in the 70’s can be terrific.
The eighties are different. For most of us, our lives have become somewhat limited. No matter how much we exercise and eat right, our bodies are tired of being perfect. We have less energy. It takes longer to do everything, and we wonder how we did all those things before in addition to our job and family responsibilities.
The other day, I had two questions for Peter. 1. Do you look forward to every day? 2. Do you ever feel like your health is so compromised that you want to give up?