Living it

Further to my earlier post, Luke makes a good point:

One thing I did notice is I am a lot less likely to be verbal about my beliefs or how I think life should be lived but am a lot more likely to act on those beliefs than I was when I was younger. Infact in the my 20s it was probably the opposite in that I’d have blathered on about what I believed but probably not acted in the corresponding way.

I think there is a lot of truth in this and, inevitably, it takes someone else to cut through my own verbiage. And maybe this is what it means to be middle-aged: being comfortable enough with my life that I am able to invest my time in living my values rather than wasting energy trying to push them onto others.