Silver Disobedience is an attitude not an age. It questions the worshiping and demands of youth that may actually be at the root of much of the depression we’re seeing in teens today. Anyone older knows life gets better once we clear our twenties: Pretty much every aspect, except maybe physical gets better—although our acceptance with our physical changes does improve.
Daily Silver Disobedience discussions aim to counterbalance the negativity about aging that creates unnecessary dread of a natural process that has very distinct advantages. Over 500,000 comments in response to my daily blogs have expressed how each passing year has helped us to grow personally and in our relationships with others. Aging has helped us to become more confident because our choices have shown us that whether we made mistakes or not, we were fully able to handle the situation, survive…and thrive. We’re still rocking in every sense of the word!
A constant recurring theme on the Silver Disobedience blog is freedom! If we could leave a legacy to younger generations, the best legacy would be this: Helping them to understand that the belief that youth is the best time of our lives is flawed. It is a myth because every day we are alive is the best day. Each day offers new experiences that accrue with our passing years as they accumulate to enhance a growing sense of freedom from the restraints of the judgements of others.
What a gift this legacy of understanding would be to the world. Collaboration, invention, creativity might all have greater opportunities to flourish. Everyone would be less worried about what others are thinking when stereotypical moulds get broken.
Many have been sharing this blog with their children. When I see this, my heart warms. I have teachers that share my blogs with their kindergarten students….right up to a 103 year old reader! We all know it’s not always easy to get our kids to listen to us—but words from another can penetrate those walls of insecurity and doubt. Life does not wane, decrease, diminish or shrivel. While our bodies may experience challenges at anytime of life, our spirits can always soar. Every comment on these blogs has reaffirmed this. Our parades are grand and as gloriously unique as each of us. While yes, some of us are facing struggles and need to seek help from others, many are experiencing personal growth in countless unanticipated ways.
Today is a good day to embrace that age does not mean we’re old or irrelevant. It really means we’ve experienced more years. What a blessing!
This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ I am a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. More info in my bio. Modeling info at Wilhelmina New York. Want to read more? Pick up a copy of my book! The Silver Disobedience Playbook. Make it a great day!