Maybe you are one of those people who never struggled with priorities in life at any time in your life. Kudos to you. You are in a small group of dedicated, organized folks who do the right thing at the right time. You know what needs done when...and why! You understand priorities.
The rest of us had had to grow up before that all came together (or I hope it all came together).
Take finances, for example. I often wonder how much cash I'd have on hand if I'd started socking it away from the first day of work. But there was so much fun stuff that required money! Cruises were a yearly occurrence when I couldn't really afford it, but I'd scrimp and save to make that happen...and occasionally, suffer the consequences of my travels in the form of scraping by for months afterwards.
The sad thing about that misstep is that the thing I really enjoyed about the travel was the folks I was with at the time. My friends and I had just as many great times at the local lake...we didn't have to cart those jokes and pranks off to the Bahamas or South America. They worked stateside!
I could have put those mighty bucks to better use, for me -- or someone else, if I was dead set on being broke (which, I think I was...for a while). In fact, I think one of those most important signs of growth in a person is when they realize that giving of yourself is a priority. You can't go through life wearing a catcher's mitt.
Expounding on this notion of a lack of priorities...no point, really. All I can say is thank God that people DO mature. And if you don't, you're not allowed to be a geezer. We don't want that kind of negativity in our tribe.
- If you wave your hand at impulse buys...
- If you have a firm grasp on your own life plans...
- If you value the people in your close circle...
- If you give of yourself and spread a little good vibes on a regular basis...
YOU MIGHT BE A GEEZER. FINALLY.
Priorities, people. It makes life...livable.
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