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What's in your rearview mirror?

Oct 21, 2022

What's in your rearview mirror?

I spend a lot of time thinking about the way we age.

Some people never get the chance to age; their lives are cut short at 16 or 27 or 49, and they remain that age in our minds forever.

Some people do get to age, but their minds turn against them. They end up forgetting who they are and everything they've experienced along the way.

If you're lucky enough to reach the later stages of life and able to look back on it, what does that life look like?

Chances are, it's not the big moments that make up your life. It's the small moments, those mindless decisions that make up the way you live your life. Every choice, every decision, every mundane thing that happens to you or because of you--those are who make you who you are.

There are some things we can't change: the family we're biologically born into, where or how we're born, the color of our skin.

But most things after that are choices, like who we choose to surround ourselves with, the way we choose to think about a given situation, the food that we put in our mouths, the way we move our bodies. And those choices, small as they may be, matter in the long run.

So I ask you this: what kind of a life are you living? What will you look back on?