Age is a question of mind over matter ;-)

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Mark Twain


There are two types of people
You’ll find in this world;
Those that grow young,
And those that grow old.
The old growing type,
Are not very much fun,
They become quite inactive,
Avoiding hot sun.
They complain of misfortunes
Like bad backs and poor stocks,
And soon they need help
With their food and their socks.
But the young growing type
Are a different affair,
They grow ever more fun,
Despite sticks and grey hair.
No longer tied down
To their work every day,
They see their retirement
As a great time to play.
They jet off on adventures,
And plan fun-filled days,
And never become
At all set in their ways.

By PookyH


You don’t stop having fun because you get old,
you get old because you stop having fun




31 thoughts on “Age is a question of mind over matter ;-)

  1. satzie says:

    I like this very much. Wise saying. “You don’t stop having fun because you get old, you get old because you stop having fun”

      • satzie says:

        Hello Otrazhenie,

        I make quote posters based on quotes that i like. I have already made a handful posters. And for my future poster works, i decided and would love to give credit to the frequent sources where i come across the quotes that i pick for design.

        I wanted to know whether it is fine for you, if i give credit to your blog in my quote poster works, for those quotes that i pick from your blog.

        If you want you can have a look at my previous works, here are links or

        If you want to have some idea how i would be crediting,
        you can have a look at here,

        The green area is where the design would appear, and the credits can be found at the bottom left, visible when zoomed.

        Happy weekend Otrazhenie 🙂

      • Otrazhenie says:

        Sure, Satzie. You are welcome to use anything you like from my blog. All my posts are here to be used and to be enjoyed. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

      • satzie says:

        🙂 Thank you very much Otrazhenie.
        Here is the poster,
        Happy Week ahead 🙂

  2. This poem I read earlier in the day O. It has a lot in it. I would like to think I am growing young.

  3. Jackie says:

    I thought I was aging well, then old age hit me. 😦

  4. FlorenceT says:

    Hi I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. Go to to access. Thank you for your posts!

  5. Mélanie says:

    🙂 😉 😀
    “How old am I?… Even if I knew it, I wouldn’t believe it!”(Vincent Scotto) – “After all, we do need a youth, but the age that we decide to be young is irrelevant…”(Henri Duvernois)

  6. bkpyett says:

    Fun and oh so true!
    From the young at heart! ❤

  7. sunsetdragon says:

    I really like this and it is so easy to grow old by looking at the numbers-age.

  8. serenasheraj says:

    loved it 🙂 ❤

  9. Bastet says:

    Lovely and so true … ‘ve met some very old 16 year olds and some very young 80 year olds…funny how that happens 🙂

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