As each day passes in my life I for some reason am reminded of events that I have experienced over the last at least 50 years. I now find that all of the events of that time period are now coming back to me as memories that I never had time to process when I was trying to find my place in the world. I told myself through my subconscious mind that if I live to an age where the only thing that I can control are my thoughts and the memories of the major events in my life. I could have done a lot of things differently of course. But at the time I would say the life events we all face can only be dealt with the limited knowledge that we gain from living.
I would have appreciated getting advice on how to handle some of the situations that always seem to change our lives at some point. It is said that youth is wasted on the young. I believe there is some truth to that statement. It seems that as you get older and for most of us wiser there is not a lot that the younger generation will listen to anyway.
It is always best to lead by example. That is how the world works. As I look in the mirror and see the aging process at work. I now understand that my life was not that bad at all, and realize that as I take the time to actually think about my life and those I have known and cared about. I think I have a last reached that point in time that I thought about as a young man. I am at peace with me. The new year awaits.