Age - Fortune Cookie Friday

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Real Estate Agent
 
You are only as old as you act.
 
How old are you today?
 
I've been 27 for a while now, figuratively speaking.  It's an age in my life that I feel I'm old enough to know better but still makes some mistakes.  Twenty-seven can still go out for a night on the town but behaves responsibly and will make it to tomorrow's events. (I'm speaking on behalf of myself, not some other 27 year old's you may know)
 
At my actual age of 27 I was more optimistic.  I felt more in control.  I thought I knew where I was going.  I liked that age, it felt good.  So I act 27 in hopes of regaining that optimism and control.
 
Before writing this, I looked up some quotes about age here.  Below are a few of my favorites.
 
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
 
 
You are only as old as you act.
 

Comments (43)

Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I was 19 yrs. old when I heard this but it sort of stuck in my mind: By the time a person reaches 40 years old, they have given up on their dreams. I made sure I would remember this and indelibly imprinted it on my brain. No, that would not happen to me if I had anything to say or do about it. And it did not. Still have my goals and my dreams and still working on them. 

Aug 01, 2014 12:36 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Sarah - age is really just a state of mind.  My daughter is actually 27 and full of optimism.  That does not have to change.  Life experiences cause people to become more "rational".  They can still dream but they must work at it.

Aug 01, 2014 12:48 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I learn something every day and age is just a number.  I don't mind telling that I'm 49 and I keep doing what I love and I'll have dreams the day I die, no matter how old I am.

Aug 01, 2014 12:52 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

This is a great idea -- I think it is good to change our age on a weekly basis.

Aug 01, 2014 01:01 PM
Sarah Lynn Jaskowski
Williamsville, NY
House. Home. Today.

And to think, I wasn't going to do fortune cookie posts going into this month.  I was going to move them to a personal, non real estate blog.  Glad I kept it.  And Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~ some of my fortunes do have numbers, I just don't play them.  If you do and win, you owe me half ;)  

Aug 01, 2014 01:45 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Age ain't nothing but a number ~ Aaliyah

I think I am 2 right now.  I want ice cream . . .

Aug 01, 2014 01:59 PM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

I consider my life started at age 34. So far, the last 20 years have been the best. 

Aug 01, 2014 02:04 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sarah, great quote and at the same time, this mindset helps us succeed. Age is a perception, too. Correct?

Aug 01, 2014 03:14 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
I've never heard of this Friday. Will you be doing this every week?
Aug 01, 2014 04:16 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I really like your outlook on age.  I'll be 43 this September, but I feel like I'm in my 20's physically, and maybe a little younger than that mentally. 

Aug 01, 2014 09:55 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Grab an ice cream cone and marvel at it all....Its the only thing that makes it all a level playing field....

Aug 01, 2014 11:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, I am over 65, but in my head on a good day I'm 30. On a bad, stressful day, I'm 35. Age is only a number.

Aug 02, 2014 12:12 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

What great words of wisdom from someone who doesn't seem old enough to be that wise yet, just saying.

Aug 02, 2014 12:15 AM
Pamela Madore
The Pamela Madore Group - Amarillo, TX
Team Work Makes The Dream Work

Some people say "I am getting so old".  And yes, they are.

Aug 02, 2014 12:39 AM
Sarah Lynn Jaskowski
Williamsville, NY
House. Home. Today.

Laura Cerrano , I've been doing them for a bit.  You can see others here: Fortune Cookie Fridays  .  I appreciate everyone's comments.  Life is what you make of it and experiencing it in an enjoyable manner takes the cake.  Even if you have to pretend to be a different age.  Today I'm in my teens: slept until 10:30 then a date with my boyfriend tonight to see the new Marvel movie.  Enjoy!

Aug 02, 2014 12:56 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sarah,

Great thoughts...I have had many friends who have been 27 forever...they are happy. full of life and inspiring.  A

Aug 02, 2014 07:20 AM
Deb Meyer
Meyer Real Estate Group, All City Real Estate - Austin, TX
Meyer Real Estate Group

Great blog!

Aug 04, 2014 05:08 AM
John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

As I say, Have a long and wonderful life but just don't get old, age is a state of mind.

Aug 04, 2014 11:10 AM
Sarah Lynn Jaskowski
Williamsville, NY
House. Home. Today.

Age is just a number.  It's refreshing that as a society we're starting to get that.  Heck, My mother has claims to be 12 since I was 14... =)

Aug 04, 2014 09:44 PM
Josh Gidcumb
Keller Williams Realty - Champaign, IL
Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL

I love fortunes like this. I will always and forever be 21.

Aug 05, 2014 12:33 PM