“What if I told you that instead of gettin’ older, I was gettin’ younger than everybody else” Benjamin Button.
This is my favourite phrase from the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Hi, I’m Christine Pars and I have a problem!
In a years time, I’ll be reaching the Big 5.0, the Half Century, from milf to gilf, or the Other F Word. At least I’m told that it’s a problem.
Lately, what I have learnt has challenged everything I have been taught to believe about life.
That science can walk hand in hand with spirit. That beauty should be very simple and always starts with what you’ve been given (not what you haven’t got). That instead of looking outside for answers to the worlds biggest questions, we should be looking inside.
Also seeing the stories of inspirational ‘younguns’ in their 70s, 80s, 90s and even 100s who are learning something new, doing something daring and strutting their stuff with more confidence and love of life than kids a quarter of their ages.
If you’re a fellow trainee Buttoneer like me, let’s take this journey together.
Let’s get rid of the ‘old’, learn something new and see if we can stop the clock or even turn back time (Cher song in my head now)
Let’s see if we can make the next 50 years better than the last.