When it comes to age, the number 30 seems to be a very magical number for some interesting reasons.
For those who are under 30, when they see someone who is over 30, they instantly assume they are old and elderly for some reason, and not worth any respect because the younger ones think they know more.
For those who are over 30, when they see someone who is under 30, they are looked at as being a kid, or child, and not worth any respect either because they think they know everything.
When it comes to age, we are all always learning and gaining new experiences. We should always be open to new experiences and learning every single day – that is why God endowed us with a wonderful brain that is capable of learning constantly! Just because someone hits 30, it doesn’t mean the end of the world (that was the thought in the series “Logan’s Run” though, as 31 meant a trip to the Carousel unless you became a runner). Yes, I remember that movie and the series that followed it – good stuff, really.
It’s funny that out of all of the beings that live on this planet, the human race is the only group that is so worried and fixated over the concept of time. Maybe that’s a detriment that we shouldn’t have had – but we did, so now we have to live with it, since everyone else seems to be perfectly comfortable with the idea. Nowadays, we all tend to rush headlong from point A to point B with blinders on, all hell-bent on getting to their destination as fast as possible.
One lesson I am re-learning from my growing up years, is trying to look at events as being a “long ways away” – a week is a long time – a month is a very long time, and next year is so far away, it’s not even worth thinking about yet! If we try harder to think about living for each moment, then our days will seem much more fulfilling, and not as rushed as we may believe.