How Old Would You Be?
Consider the question of “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?” Today laypeople and experts alike conclude that if a person is in reasonably good health, feeling old is largely a state of mind. Satchel Paige, the ageless baseball hero’s quote becomes prophetic:
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was.” ~ Satchel Paige
Many Don’t Feel Old
Many people at age 100 and over say they do not feel old in their minds and in their spirits.
Centenarians feel mature as far as years lived, wisdom gleaned and experience gained – but they do not feel old in the sense of being worn out and used up.
The large number of centenarians who state that they do not consider themselves old leads researchers to believe that there must be something here for us to pay attention to and appreciate.
Billy Earle, at 105 says “Well what age do I feel?
I’ve determined it’s around thirty.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt like fifty.”
Adds Billy, “To my mind, I’m sometimes thirty, fifty, or sixty.
On bad days, I may feel like seventy, but whatever, I do not feel 100 years plus.”