During the last few months, I've been pondering the following thoughts. How old is too old to serve as President, Prime Minister and, or Royalty?
It is a somewhat curious and unexplained paradox that during earlier times, when life expectancy was much lower than it is nowadays, politicians were generally much older, whereas today, when life expectancy is much greater, it's my belief, that leaders worldwide ought to be younger. In fact, leaders should consider retiring at age 70 in order to make room for younger blood. Earth is in Urgent Care.
Take a quick look at politicians around the globe and what do you see? Are there many despots who have been in power too long? What about so-called leaders who are very old to be leading in a brave new world? I realize that Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill, Golda Meir and others led their nations well past their 70th birthdays, but perhaps there should be a stronger focus to seek out younger pines in the political forest?
Our earth is in Urgent Care. Most of the world's presidents, prime ministers, or royalty may be too old to keep up with the new and exciting changes the future holds for us. Instead, they should be aging graciously, which is magnificent and marvelous.
Some may say that fifty is the new 40. But let's get real, most of the leaders are either 70 or 80. Ronald Reagan was the oldest US President and the voters have replaced him with someone who is older. On the other hand, the person who won the popular vote was just one year younger. I know that what should never grow old is our dreams, but this is ridiculous.
What are your three most and least favorite things about growing old? Mine are we find out who loves us, we're a bit wiser and learn a lot more about what matters in life. But joints become difficult to move, our hair thins and the skin stretches. Feel free to share your thoughts below, or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org