When you’re young, you fear death. When you’re old, you fear life.

When I was young, I feared death. I knew many people who had died, including a friend my age. The outside world seemed like a frightening place. I knew I had some reckless tendencies and they scared me.

As I moved through my 30s and 40s, I increasingly retreated from life. I went out less. I went to fewer parties. I dated less.

Underearning is a disease of hiding and biting.

A great thing about getting older is that I rarely feel dread. My life is more calm than it has ever been because I try to avoid things that to disturb my tranquility. I rarely think about death. I concentrate my blogging on inoffensive topics. I read improving literature. I develop my recovery and I meditate and I Alexander Technique. I look forward to football season.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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