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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Youth is a state of mind

"Youth is not a time of life - it is a state of mind.

It is not a matter of red cheeks, red lips and supple knees.

It is a temper of the will; a quality of the imagination; a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life.

Youth means a tempermental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease.

This often exists in a man of fifty, more than in a boy of twenty.

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old by deserting their ideals."

- Samuel Ullman

Read and re-quoted from THOUGHT OF THE DAY, Sun, Sept 6, 2009:

I know people who are at my age now like to see that "youth is not a time of life, but a state of mind".

I believe that nobody really "grows old by merely living a number of years"; many do "grow old by deserting their ideals."

I think if you have taken photos at certain age, you maybe amazed how your look change when your emotion change. Some older photos of you may look older than you are now. If it is so, it is because you now have a different perspective of life and have some dreams to pursuit.

Most of my friends are looking younger than they are in their 40s. The reason being, they change the way they dress, the way they think and the way they look at day to day living.

With lot of ideals to fulfil and dreams to transform to reality, you will not feel that the days are dull. As you add life to day and live your days with joys, you will look and feel younger.

Try it, I think you will transfer Samuel Ullman's words to reality and live the days like how he projected!

Dexterine Ho

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