A couple weeks back, I wrote about aging gracefully. Today I was reading an interview with William Shatner, and some of what he says resonates, so I thought I would share these three Q&As from the interview.
Q: Do you ever see yourself retiring?
A: Yes, as I slowly draw my last breath–not the shallow ones, where you’re panting and unconscious, but the deep one, where you say, “My God, I’m dying”–I’ll retire.
Q:It was your 77th birthday a few weeks ago. How did you celebrate?
A: I took one jump in the air and realized I could still do it.
Q: What’s the best thing about getting older?
A: Marveling that the passion’s still there. And the worst is discovering that on occasion, it’s not.
So keep that passion burning, and you need never grow old…at least not until it’s time to retire. Then, you can start life all over again and follow a new passion if that’s what you would like. Just like Shatner, you can explore new frontiers where no-one has gone before.