Ever wonder what it’s like to be 80 years old?
Oliver Sacks, a neurology professor at NYU, shares the truth about life as an octogenarian in a piece for The New York Times called “The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding).” In the column, Sacks writes:
“I do not think of old age as an ever grimmer time that one must somehow endure and make the best of, but as a time of leisure and freedom, freed from the factitious urgencies of earlier days, free to explore whatever I wish, and to bind the thoughts and feelings of a lifetime together.”
Isn’t that beautiful?
An 80th birthday is cause for celebration, but along the way other milestones matter, too. For instance, the big 3-0.
By the time we say goodbye to our 20s, what should we have experienced in our careers?
1. At least one intern has addressed you as “Mr.” or “Ms.”
2. Seven words: moved from your parents’ house for good.