We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
– George Bernard Shaw
Meaning of this quote:
No matter how old you get, never stop playing. Aren’t we as old or young as our minds convince us to be? In the end, we are driven by our minds. It is our minds that are the driving force behind our actions.
It is not your age that determines your ability to do something, but rather your own determination. Mindset is everything. We tend to accomplish things based on the goals we set for ourselves.
Don’t let your age limit what you can do. You are only as old or young as you perceive yourself to be. We stop actively participating not because we grow old, rather we grow old because we stop participating actively.
Keep a youthful attitude, even if it does not help you with physical age, it will at the very least help you with mental age. Isn’t it true that life is as exciting and fun as you allow it to be? It is your experience, not your age, that determines your wisdom.
Stay young at heart
Do not let your physical age determine what you should or should not do. Age doesn’t matter in most cases; vision and determination are more important, regardless of how young or old you are.
There are those who have started young as well as those who started at an older age. Founder Colonel Sanders was 65 when he founded KFC. Mr. Ray Kroc founded McDonald’s at the age of 52.
Keeping fit and healthy physically and mentally depends on establishing a healthy routine. When you establish a habit and stick to it, age becomes irrelevant. Live a life full of love, and you’ll radiate that love back to you.
Aging is a fact of life. The process of aging cannot be halted, no matter how hard we try. Nonetheless, we can stay young mentally if we refuse to let our minds get old, by letting our curiosity remain as it was when we were young.
If you do not realize and believe in the actual physical age of your body, no one around you will believe your age too. Aim to be mentally and physically strong enough that people have a hard time accepting your age.
Each of us is still a small kid inside, as long as we allow ourselves to be that. Bring back that innocence of a young child, who is curious, wants to play, and especially who lives and enjoys the present moment without thinking heavily about the past or the future.
Give yourself good reasons to stay curious, and open yourself up to learning something new and exciting. Feel like a small kid again who learns and explores new things every day. Be agile and try to remain relevant with the times. Stay flexible and young at heart.