Precious gift of 20 years

Its 2018 and I am almost 58. Life expectancy has increased significantly over the past decades. I have been given the potentiality of 20 extra years. Not at the end of my life, but now, between 50 and 70, before I get really ‘old’ ;o).

I feel, as Marie Catherine Bateson puts it, that I have been given 20 years to finally do things right. With all the knowledge, experience and wisdom that I have (hopefully) acquired up to now and without the short term pressure that has also driven my life before 50. These 20 years did not exist before! It’s new territory, a new adventure and an opportunity to finally focus on all that contributes to a better future for all and everything. I hope I will use them well…

Ps: Realising this makes me also understand better why my current quest for how to spend my time, how to relate to others that are not in the same fase, how to let go of old (economic, survival, etc.) models is a challenge. It’s fairly new and there are relatively few predecessors to get inspired by or models to lean on. It has still to be discovered and developed.

 

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