The Value of Old Age

Today’s word prompt “Value” got me to thinking what those of us in our twilight years consider something of “value!”

In doing research for this post, I have to say that Thomas Hardy – English Novelist (1840-1928) covers the word value quite well for those of us now in our mid-to-late seventies in the quote that follows:

“The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.”

In my particular case, I would have to admit that, in all probability,  I fall in the latter group. Therefore being late to develop, it stands to reason that I am sticking around as my job here on earth is not finished yet.

time waits for no man

Until next time!

About iglengel

Welcome to my blog: I retired in September of 1996 after twenty-five years as an Underwriting Manager (and one year with a smaller insurance company) and have written blog postings on the website prior to setting up this Word Press free site. Having retired almost twenty years ago I have experienced my own retirement transition. I survived and you will too. Oddly enough, now that I have more time, I am discovering various things about myself that I would not have imagined myself doing in retirement. Why does it take so long for, we as individuals, to stop and think about ME!? Join me as I share with you some of the shenanigans we have been up to since retiring. Retirement is and can be a whole lot of fun. Welcome to my site – remember – retirement is not the destination we are seeking – it is the journey! I encourage you to visit often, provide comments, ask questions and add your own insights. We are all on this journey together.
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3 Responses to The Value of Old Age

  1. Oh Irwin.. every chapter of life us valueable, when we grow and change … and it is chapter of Iwine the writer ..who loved by his reader.

    No such thing as late..we all click when we cluck and that is the right time for us… at least we click… !!!.

  2. Me too! I was a late bloomer, and even wrote about it in my blog. As a late blooming writer, I know I’ve got much more to say than I did when I was young!

  3. Love the sound of your site. Great topics to think about. Great being ancient isn’t it!

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