Enthusiasms for a fuller life

@ruperto (1552)
Philippines
June 10, 2009 3:35am CST
It seems we all lose enthusiasm once in a while. Perhaps it would be good if we could get new ideas on replenishing/ managing our enthusiasms. Perhaps for all younger people, there are so many sources of enthusiasm since there are so many new things to learn and try. However, it seems at ages about 60 and over, it may not be so easy to to stay enthusiastic. Are there simple ways to ensure a healthy enthusiasm in old age? Everyone is welcome to comment :) What do you think?
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4 responses
@med889 (5958)
19 Jun 09
I think that to be able to live a life full of enthusiam we should first os all love things around us and find good in everything we do and be active always in the tasks we are alloted to do in life. To always find new thing to learn or adventures might keep our life enthusiastic and a positve thinking also will help a lot.
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
many thanks for the insights. I agree that if we keep on learning more about what's around us, we'll discover a lot to love. There's part of a poem by T. S. Eloit: "We shall not cease from exploring and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." I still keep about what was said by T. S. Eliot. What do you think about it?
• Thailand
10 Jun 09
Don't quit trying new things. I am over sixty and still teach school. The enthusiasm of my students keeps me young. I have to constantly learn about the thing that they are interested in or they loss interest in what I am teaching. Use the internet with something like Stumbleupon and learn something new every day.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
thanks for the insights. I too am eager to learn something new every day. Perhaps it is also a gift that some of us will always be enthusiastic to learn. Some would not be so lucky. is there something we could do or say to perhaps liven up those who may be depressed... specially in the poor areas of the countryside? What do you think?
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
Enthusiasm for a fuller life. They say when you come to old age everything is already dull and boring. You have already tried everything and there's nothing to try and conquer anymore. But the best advice I can give is try simple things like gardening. You can find happiness by planting little plants, you can watch it grow and derived enthusiasm by doing it.
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
many thanks for the insights. I agree, in gardening it's like "watching small slow miracles unfolding" :) God Bless
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
12 Jun 09
for the spirit of the age of 60 or more is difficult. usually not much they can do. age than the old, generally prohibit certain family to do something. especially their children. may be the joke with the children or grandchildren can add spirit. is in the midst of people who loved to make the spirit grow.
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
thanks for the response. I agree that family could really help a lot. I recall a clan used to have simple reunions. They would have ready children presentations to cheer up everyone. Recently, they changed the approach in the reunions, the older children in their 20's 30's 40's etc would speak paying tribute to each senior parents .... I guess it is well... don't you think Cheers