How many times have you seen an article stating a list of must do before you turn “xx”?
Why the deadline?
Are you really telling us that we have to do this by “xx” because when we turn that number, we are too old to have fun and go on adventures?
Are you really telling us that we have to do this before we have children because you can’t travel with children?
So in other words, we must make sure you have all of the fun you can before “xx” because after that it’s all downhill.
“You are not too old and it’s not too late.” – Buddha
What if I’m older?
Are you telling us that if we’re older than “xx” and haven’t done these things, our lives are over and we should just go die now?
How about articles stop telling us to define our lives and experiences by whatever age we happen to be at the time? That’s a grandiose idea!
How expensive is this?
Many of these articles show privilege by assuming that their audience has limitless funds, plenty of free time and no responsibilities.
It can make many feel bad about being busy working their ass off and living paycheck to paycheck. We can’t all afford these things.
Please stop putting imaginary expiration dates on people. Travelling is great at any age. Age doesn’t matter.Youth is in the mind of the beholder. You are never too young or too old to have a great time!
You can still be young and fit and flexible and adventurous just as much as ever no matter what your age is! Please stop limiting people. Get out there and live your life to the fullest no matter your age!
Or like me, you can be young and have an illness that stops you from doing many of these things. It doesn’t mean that I don’t have a fulfilling life. Please stop telling people to judge their lives through one narrow definition of experiences.