In a way, once we get to a certain age life becomes a sequence of progression via deterioration. As we get older our body gets weaker, but another part of us gets stronger.
The strength we gain as we get older is not that of a stronger body or stronger mind. It’s the type of strength that the world often considers weakness. In a word, it’s humility.
Age, even life itself, is a humiliating process. We gradually lose everything we once relied on, until eventually there’s nothing left but what we started with, our very soul.
For some, this happens at a much earlier age, but the lesson is the same – this life is not the whole story. Our hope has to be in something other-worldly, a higher purpose.
In the meantime lets also take account of and be thankful for the things we’ve been granted.