What Will I be Like at 75?

What Will I be Like at 75?

From year to year our life moves on and on, we get older and the connection of our age with our physical and mental opportunities and potentials becomes more visual and noticeable.
Every person has such a question: “What will I be like at 75?” But the answers can be different. Some pessimistic people are afraid of old age and death, while others look forward into their not far distant future, hoping for the best life. Laurence Peter said: “Old age is the time when you know all the answers, but no one asks you.”
Some people suppose that the only thought about old age and pension can make you older. And even calming of your mind won’t help you stop inevitability. Pierre-Jules Renard, the fabulous French writer, said: “Old age is the time when you start repeating: I have never felt so young.”
• How do you see yourself changing physically? What will you look like? Describe your physical appearance.
As for me, changing physically is a real trouble and emotional shock, but all people should pass this stage with their own understanding of this problem. I can not help agreeing with the French moralist Francois de La Rochefoucauld, who said: “The defects and faults in the mind are more evident in old age, the same as the defects of appearance.” Every person develops physically according to his internal individual body program, but how we support our organism early in life and during the whole life will result in future. The physical changes in old age are incredible. Describing the appearance we can start from the top of the head and finish with feet fingers: grey sparse hair (or even their absence), deep wrinkles on the face, loose skin, dull eye iris, poor eyesight, weak muscles, strained joints and many other changes. But, it is in our force to improve the old age beginning from youth.
• Will you change mentally or emotionally? If yes, how?
Francois de La Rochefoucauld said: “Old madman is madder than a young one.” And that is the fact. Old age changes us not only physical, but mentally as well. No doubt a person can not realize that fact, but senile dementia comes up closer and closer day by day. The display of this status among different people is different. Some will become more constrained; some will become more emotionally emancipated up to the conditions of thoughtlessness. Some will take everything to heart, some will stay emotionally stable. But I can’t help mentioning that old people become more absent-minded, forgetful.
• What about the relationships you have with others?
To my mind the relationships will not change, as the people, whom you know for many years won’t leave or betray you. It is possible that old people spoil the relations with new acquaintance, as after a number of years we all get used to trust to a definite circle of people.
• What will you do with your leisure time?
As I am a many sided person I think that it is better to be occupied with different things, and that stock phrase that grannies and granddads should spare their time in their own garden, bake cakes and knit socks is not for me. The best way of spending leisure time is traveling, as nowadays it is very popular among pensioners. Some people assert that days spent in unforgettable travels are not counted in life.
• What about your spirituality or religious life? How will it differ from your practices at this time in your life?
It is obvious that old people believe in God more frequently, as they need to be closer to the Most High. They prey for their children’s health, for peace in their souls. All in all old people are more spiritually developed and high.
To sum everything up I’d like to say that writing this assignment different emotions arise in my soul. On the one side old age or senescence is an inevitable process, the essence of which is reduced to appearance of signs of fatigue of separate organs, tissues and organism on the whole. But on the other side no one wants to get older, but it is a process that takes place in every organism and we should accept it. All in all our life is in our hands and its effectiveness and completeness depends on us. Some people think that old age is the only way to have real long, interesting and prosperous life.