I seldom go to the Q&A board, but one night I saw a question that intrigued me. "Can you have too many experiences?" was the question and further explanation went something like this...."there are people on EP who have hundreds, how can that be?". I read through some of the answers and one stuck out like a sore thumb! The person's age said 70+ and they remarked there is NO way anyone could possibly have more than a few dozen. To say otherwise would be ridiculous unless they were very, very old!! This person said that in 70+ years they could only think of a handful of experiences worth talking about. Hmmm.....curiosity got the best of me and I went to have a peek at their profile page. Indeed, there were only 19 experiences and 1 goal and yet I have seen this person's name pop up across ep since I've been here and am guessing they have been a member for a long time. I just don't understand!
I didn't leave an answer on the question, many had already replied agreeing with that person, and a few said it was possible to have many experiences in life. But it has nagged at me ever since reading that sad answer and I decided to start this group. If you live and breathe, you have experiences, likes, dislikes, questions, advice, and hopefully, no matter your age, you still have hopes, dreams, and a goal or two. I am the complete opposite of the one who answered "no way". I say, "Oh YES, way"! I am constantly changing and, hopefully, for the better.
I'm a bit slow in writing a story for each experience I have added to my list, but the number I've added doesn't even come close to reflecting all that I have lived through or all the hopes and dreams I have for my life and my family. I can only speak for myself, but when I open my eyes each morning, my experiences begin and they don't stop until I close my eyes to rest. I never want that to change. I wouldn't bother to get up if I thought I had nothing to look forward to, that nothing would happen worth talking about, that no one would share the good and the bad in their day with me or that I had nothing left to learn. What a boring life that would be!! I have found that the older I get, there are new things to look forward to and new life experiences to be had. I'm not ready to sit down in my easy chair and turn "old". Call me crazy, call me ridiculous, but I'm having fun "experiencing" life :)