|Senior picture; age 17|
I look at these young stars and wonder how they are going to approach getting older. I see young(er) people that I work with and I distinctly remember being their ages. I can clearly see what I was doing at different stages of my life. My 20s, my 30s, my 40s, and now - my 50s. I see my mistakes so clearly (oh boy, howdy! do I ever!!!) and think that with some of the choices I made, I would make them again. I've even made some of the mistakes more than once.
This is somewhat of a rambling post but the death of Mrs. Murphy (I don't know her name) really puts a WOW! factor in there. People MY age (and younger) are dying of things that I thought of as "older adult" problems - heart disease, aneurysms, strokes, cancer. I found out recently that one of my classmates is very ill with cancer. I don't know what is prognosis is but from what I read on where the cancers are located, I don't think it's a good one.
I don't really think of myself as an "older adult" but, am I?