Older = Wiser?

23 Feb

Some few weeks back I added a year to the countable ones I have, I say countable because with your toes and fingers you can, maybe, just may be, get my new age without recounting either too many times :o). I always hear how wine gets better with age, and the older you get the more wiser you become. So I decided to put that on trial and started evaluating how the Mackel in me now was different from the Mackel last year. Am I still susceptible to the same deceits that would have ensnared me without too much effort, would I make wrong choices in relationships or build better ones, would I be able to stop procrastinating and act without too much lagging, would I be able to make resolutions at the beginning of the year and break them on the second week, would I make wiser investment choices than those I made at retire at 21, would I relate better with people and build meaningful associations with people, would I move out of my comfort zone and get the strength to break loose…? The questions end with whether I got wiser, dumber or neutral with age.

And here is what I have found out/ score card;

I am still having problems with that procrastination bit :-(, I no   longer make resolutions why wait a whole year to change something when you can do it now? With the help of @KamauDaniel @saldanhatekere and @kenyatvproducer I have come to appreciate the value of goals not just yearly goals how about a decade worth of planning? @KamauDaniel is my main challenger he is on his 5 year of ten year goals while am on my 3rd!! @saldantekere has the right guideline/manuals towards crafting those goals through his pastor which are really thought provoking and @kenyatvproducer is the benchmark she is already surpassing her targets towards one of her main goals this year ;-). For one to be deceived I have learnt that they have to allow themselves to be deceived, therefore my Paranoia radar is always on high alert, that’s why it will take some effort before I buy what you tell me even at those times I feign ignorance… :-D.  A couple of Sundays back while at Chessunday with @wiselar @lilgitonta, @Regarress, @EmmaEffa and @UjenziBora; @UjenziBora quipped  that; To open a mans heart you have to use a key that is trust, which when established you’ll have opened a door for new ideas and different thinking, so you can bet my associations will be trifle better as I intend to learn from everyone I bump into since every person has a story and become better as time goes on. My eyes smart when I think about that retire at 21 dream, but the lessons learnt then are now invaluable one of my teachers always told us ‘Fools learn from their own mistakes, but wise men learn from the experience of others’ I admit I was a fool and now I will tread carefully, while learning from others but that is not to say that my risk taking level will reduce never ever I still have my eyes, ears and nose ready to see, hear and smell any opportunity that presents itself however disguised, but if you have a get rich quick scheme, pyramid scheme, or a shinda smart 6969 no thank you!

In my quest to break my pack into six, yeah I know it’s a fickle goal but I will still pursue it, I met @XammyCeleb, @triza227 and @junemusau who seem to have the same goal too, a half marathon is a must attend this year Mater, Lewa and Stanchart Nairobi marathon you’ll be sure to see us in at least one of them once we agree on which it will be ;-). Every Saturday you’ll sure see me panting my behind to do a 20km for the half marathon preparation, a little bit of martial art and gym should then deliver that result, if it doesn’t I don’t know what will, maybe I try those slimming concoctions on the classified pages of the dailies. Coming out of comfort zones is a daily challenge we all have a Hem in us (From the book who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson) but taking everything in its stride I believe I will keep on breaking loose :-).

Well that’s my scorecard I don’t know about yours, you be the judge and tell me if age bequeaths wisdom or not.


Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Comfort zone.


11 responses to “Older = Wiser?

  1. Nyambura

    February 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Happy belated birthday…Now to answer your question:

    The Perks: As the years go by, I find myself more comfy in my skin…surer of my step…clear on what i want & what i don’t want, even when the bouts of fear & self doubt occasionally creep in, the resolve is still there…

    The down side? I sometimes feel like my sense of wonderment gets tainted with time; as i get caught up in the daily routine…and oh, there is also the bit where by I realize, pende nisipende, I have to give my health & body extra attention…

    • Mackel9

      February 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

      Thank you Nyambura. I totally agree with you, I take that you mean age makes you wiser then, and if you are not seeing or accepting the wisdom either you look in the wrong places or you are content with ignorance…

      • Nyambura

        February 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

        pretty much…and I’m loving the older me 🙂

  2. wakarima

    February 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Happy belated bday! As for the marathon I’ve always wanted to run maybe this year…

    • Mackel9

      February 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

      Thank you Wakarima for the wishes, maybe I can add you to the list of marathoners and start preparing early so that by September we’ll be fit and no muscle cramps during the marathon just a smooth run nyweee 🙂 what say you? You in?

  3. wakarima

    March 6, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Am very much in, 😀 when do we start?

    • Mackel9

      March 7, 2011 at 9:38 am

      Every saturday we try and jog 21 km, but for beginners you can start with 2km and keep increasing by a km every fortnight so by september we are fir for Nairobi marathon sawa? I’ll be checking your progress every once in a while 😉


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