While celebrating my birthday at the office last week, my 77-year-old boss dropped this piece of wisdom on me:
I searched for the originator of this gem, but came up short. Regardless, we all got a kick out of it and there wasn't a single person who didn't agree with the statement. It appears that whether your 25, 80 or anywhere in between you feel like life is flying by so fast that you can barely hang on. Yet, the 80 year old will tell the 25 year old that he or she doesn't know what fast is..."just wait" they'll say.
Clearly, FAST is completely relative. Yet our careers, family, friends, fitness & Facebook have us peddling so fast we're missing life...real living. We can't possible juggle all these things and maintain true fulfillment. At some point we just crash or implode.