Things You Care Less About As You Age (For Good Reason)
It’s kind of funny to me how often I can just not be bothered as I get older. My filter for what information I pay attention to or take in is getting stricter and stricter. I completely ignore places and people and things that I once thought were so important. Maybe it’s because the older I get, the more obligations I take on, so any free time or mental real estate is very precious. I’ve become far more discerning about how I spend either of those things. For example, a sort of good friend recently didn’t invite me to her birthday trip but invited our two other common friends. Five years ago, I would have had a bone to pick with her. Today, I’m content knowing she had her reasons, she appears to still like me in our other interactions and—honestly—I wouldn’t have wanted to go on the particular trip they took. See, things can actually be quite simple if you let them be. Here are things you care about less as you age.
A perfect physique
So long as I do the best I can while still enjoying life and respecting myself, that’s enough for me. But I will no longer suffer at all for a certain body type. I’d rather enjoy life every day and have a soft stomach than hate life every day and have a hard stomach. That decision seems too obvious to me now.