Now that I have hit the age of 50, I get caught up in the same thing that most people do. I need to get some color and get rid of the gray in my hair. How can I get rid of the bags and circles under my eyes. I need to dress like the younger adults so I don’t seem to be 50. I really should get up and start exercising. Will I lose control of my mind like my father, his brother and my sister? And for some reason, the thought of the Fountain of Youth kept going through my head this last week.
For Centuries people have been searching for it. The elusive Fountain of Youth. People have claimed to have found it in many parts of the world. People have created many paintings about it and to this day, people visit those places claimed to be the fountain of youth by those in the past. And I’ll bet some believe that it will work, should they drink from it.
Even if you don’t believe that there is a true fountain of youth, admit it, we spend billions every year to defy the aging process to maintain some of our youth. We will try just about anything to maintain it. We try to eat right, buy pills, apply creams, inject ourselves with foreign substances and even have surgeries to rid ourselves of the wrinkles, the spots and the sags. We color our hair and if we are losing it, we do comb overs, wear wigs or again surgery. And for many people, we spend hours in a gym working out daily or spend billions on home equipment that most often goes unused. Infomercials run rampant on every media bombarding us with ads selling us all kinds of hope and ridiculous promises that will never come to fruition.
To be honest. I am not sure why anyone would want to be forever youthful and live on this earth in it’s current state forever. If you ask me, this life in it’s current state is somewhat miserable. So many injustices going on. People are cruel, arrogant and hateful to each other. Even those of us in the United States who are so very blessed, complain about EVERYTHING!!!. I also can’t think of any job that I could possibly want to do forever. Do you want to work in a miserable and low paying job for eternity? We even glamorize the fictional vampires who live forever. Really? Think about it. Continue reading