Maybe I’m delusional.  I don’t believe ageism exists. I do believe in the power of perceptions. My mind doesn’t see old.  It sees strength. It sees power.  It sees wisdom. It sees enthusiasm.  It sees energy to tackle Life’s inevitable challenges and problems head on. It sees lust for life. More so, I see this force in 82 year olds.  But I see it in 19 and 22 year olds too! Lust for Life is for the taking.  When someone talks about ageism, irrelevancy, unimportance? I want to grab their shoulders. Shake them out of their trance. Give them a huge smack on the lips. And then kick their arse to go grab their unique individuality that they’ve somehow forgotten. It makes ZERO difference if anyone else sees your value.  What matters is that you recognize your uniqueness And The fact that the Universe will never see another you.That is freakin special. Stop asking for approval from anyone else. Nobody owes you that.  Approval starts with self-approval. That’s all.  

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience