The Changes We Make in Our Life
As you grow older, you make changes in your life. As a mature man, those changes can be subtle, but sometimes they seem to be much more drastic.
As little as social nuances or adjustments, to as big as what type of guff you will accept from others, or will not.
These are the 5 things that a mature man will usually do, or not do as they grow older.
1. Don’t sweat the future, it’s here already!
I think that some of the reason is that you realize that the blessing is to still be alive, since you will know so many who you used to know, who are not.
2. Stop running the streets all night, and sleeping all day!
Yes, it was fun when we were younger, and was always such a kick to walk out of the bar or club and see the sun already be coming up, peering over the trees, but we don’t want to do that anymore. Instead we enjoy the idea of getting to bed early, and waking to watch the sun come up on our own terms, usually with a cup of coffee.
3. They like to see, and spend time with their Parents.
The mature man realizes that time is precious and it doesn’t last forever. They understand the physical nature of life. They also realize that with that, that means that their parents are usually 18, or more years older than themselves, so they most likely will not be around forever. Perhaps medicine will change that someday, but not today.
Time spent with parents is a time to reflect on the past, shared with your parents shared memories. Sometimes to get help with the future from souls who know you better than anyone. Those with the insight to understand your motives, your cautions and where they come from, and where your strengths may lie.
Spending time with the one, or two people, who are part of you, like no one else in the world.
4. For mature men, their group of “friends” is much smaller than it use to be.
When we were younger, we could not have enough friends to hang out with on the weekend. The more the merrier was the call, but as you have grown older, you realize that only true friends need apply.
Even then, with those friendships, you realize that they are a constant in your life, not needing to be watered weekly. You can go weeks, or even months from seeing those friends, only to pick up just like yesterday, when time permits.
5. The mature man doesn’t give up.
Well, at least he tries not to. Sometimes its hard since years of personal challenges in life, sometimes put up barriers, but when it is something that he really wants, he tries his best to get it. Be it personal or professional, the mantra is nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Do you have other do’s or don’ts in your top 5? Post them below in the comment section provided.