Last Updated on May 24, 2018
Have you ever noticed how old people seem happier and content? It may be a little shocking to us because we (the younger generation) tend to have a common fear of being old.
We can divide the fear of being old into many parts. For example: getting old means losing many abilities to enjoy life, worrying about losing people we love, missing opportunities of earning what we dream, and many more.
Thus, most people seem to pursue happiness and consume all their power and money in order to not miss out on life. But, they end up feeling more sad and empty.
So, I interviewed one of my favorite women I know, my beloved grandmother (She is 91 years old) who has a sassy attitude towards life and enjoys talking to people. She taught so much about life and gave me the key to happiness.
Memories can go a long way when it comes to happiness. Even the ones you currently find horrible and messed up. One day they may become the reason of your smile when you reach a certain age.
“When I was young, I managed to do everything I wanted,” she said, “right now, I love every little bit of my memories, they help me smile, including the ones I hated back then”.
Don’t be scared to jump in and enjoy the ride, it’s about living and creating memories with people we love. “Travel, laugh, and be adventurous” she smiles, “your actions will always be a part of your memories, so make them count”.
However, science agrees with my grandmother as well, there is a study that shows people derive more happiness from their experiences more than from possessions.
Whether you are still a student or you graduated years ago, your education process should never stop. Old people will always insist to have a good education in order to earn a better life and the ability to go further.