There is a point in life where the future we all look forward to from birth is now a part of the past. Once we accept our own mortality at the point in time where the aging process begins to make us think about our “final expenses” and how we should make arrangements for the exit from the life we will all face whether we accept that reality or not. The media only promotes the lifestyles for those who have the responsibility of raising the future generations. That is the way it has always existed in the scheme of life.
The so-called senior citizen status that I have attained has not made me feel comfortable at all. I can get discounts that I would not be interested in in the first place because I survived to this point in the in the aging process. I see the elderly being warehoused in senior citizen housing facilities that are no better the nursing homes from the past that were places that were and still considered the end of the line for the elderly. Out of sight and out of mind puts us on the same level as those who are currently serving time in our prison systems. Some become prisoners of their thoughts. I now realize that I have reached the point in my life where my future has passed to another level of perception.
My future from this point forward is making sense of my past life and decisions that were made which put me in my current situation and will determine how I will live my life going forward. That is a fact of aging that we will all have to come to terms with sooner or later. Do not waste your life sentence on petty things should be the lesson we should all learn from living and hopefully learning from our finite time on this earth.