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Readers Blog: David Todd

The 40 Days and 40 Nights of 40: Day 12 & 13

"...time keeps on slippin' slippin' slippin' into the future..."

Thank you, Pink Floyd.  I didn't even realize I didn't post yesterday.

My bad.

So, do you think you can be an old soul and still have a young mind?

Three of us guys were talking yesterday about twenty year old girls... and how they act.  The youngest of us, 27, said he just thought there was such a gap between himself and the two 22 year-olds giggling at the bar.  That's five years.  My other buddy and I are both 39, he just turned, and as we know, I'm 40 on Saturday.  He said he was just an old guy.  As where me and the other 39 year old thought were felt more mature, but just as goofy as we were in our 20s (and we both can be mistaken for being in our 20s).

Now, I myself, believe I'm an old soul.  I like 70s singer/songwriter music, I don't hang out in bars, my friends are generally older than I am. (Friday night I sang the Everly Brothers "Dream" with a man fifteen years my senior-and I knew it better). But, I have to say, I still feel like a dorky, young guy.  I thought by now I would have stopped making faces, skipping down stairs, or wearing Stewie Griffin pajama bottoms.  Guess not.  But, that's where my mind feels young even though my perspective feels the culmination of my years... and then some.  

I believe attitude is key.  And I think you are better able to direct or control your attitude the more years you have.

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy (a.k.a. David Todd)

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