“A man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.”
Truer words were never spoken. If one’s view of the world is unchanged after 30 years of living, one has failed to understand the wisdom, maturation, and learning expected in that span of time. Therefore, those years have been wasted.
What one learns and gains while living during the 30 years, between ages 20 and 50 is substantial and has a significant impact on one’s world view.
It might be wise to ask ourselves if our lives have changed in the last decade (depending on our ages). Have we grown? Emotionally as well as psychologically?
Was there a turning point? Was it significant and lasting? Or was it fast and quickly forgotten?
What experiences were the most meaningful? Would we have made changes or adjustments? Most importantly, what did we learn?
My compliments to http://patriciasplace.me/2015/11/04/ for furnishing this lovely quote by Muhammad Ali. I find it a most intriguing quote in this day and time.