We can look at the cost of driving instead of flying, settling for the cheapest concert or play tickets rather that ones that may offer a better vantage point as signs that we have stopped evolving. How about philanthropy? Do our giving habits reflect our station in life, or are they based on where we were financially twenty years ago?
An awareness of where we are in the “circle of life” is not something to be feared. Reassessing our position on the arc can help us to appreciate each phase of life as well as reduce anxiety. This awareness can also give us an interest as well as the courage to embrace different experiences, with different people as we ride life’s arc. Here’s wishing you the ride of a lifetime.