Some things are better left alone. That might sound defeatist but there are just times when one must leave well enough alone.
Here are a few examples concerning older people:
- If you ask for a different medication, you may suffer worse side effects.
- If you send out appliances to be fixed, you will find yourself without them for possibly long periods of time.
- If you wait around for perfect weather conditions, you will be spending a lot more time stuck inside.
- If you wait for others to do things for you that you’re capable of doing yourself, you will lose your independence at an alarming rate.
Most aging Americans today refuse to let their limitations rule their lives. Instead, they find ways around their disabilities and power ahead. I hope my generation has as much moxy and determination as theirs. It’s to their credit (those that are thriving) that they’ve defied the odds and entered into a new world of technology and hope!