I’m reminded of Dr. Charles Swindoll who once wrote, “At age 20, you worry about what others think of you. At age 40, you don’t care about what others think of you. And at age 60, you discover that people were not actually thinking about you in the first place!”
That’s so true. There is a wisdom or maturity that comes with age. If you spent time and learned from your mistakes and in life in general, you acquire it. You cannot have it any other way.
An essential part of this “ageless” wisdom is acceptance of reality. It’s embracing life as it is – not as you’d like it to be or what you think others think it should be.
Wisdom or maturity as one advances in age is ongoing work of grace in our lives. We are polished in our rough spots and prepared for greater things in this life and beyond us as we submit to our deep processes.