The proper mental attitude towards life is to approach life as something that lives more the more it lives. To live properly is to live more; to live more is to increase the power, the value and the joy of life, and while these things are on the increase the tendency to stay young will also be on the increase.
~Christian D Larson
“Until further notice, celebrate everything.”
If we stayed the same we would never grow. Just as death makes us more aware of our mortality, birthdays make us more aware of life. With each passing year, we learn to appreciate life and all its eccentricities. Our mindset shifts from people pleasing to self-fulfilment, our attitudes change from conforming to social standards to imposing our own standards as through the years we begin to find ourselves, learn to appreciate every individual thing about ourselves.
For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”