The human life cycle consists of 4 stages: birth, growth, adult, and elderly.
A baby is born, without teeth, without control of their bodily functions,
without the ability to feed themselves, care for themselves in any way.
With love, nurturing, and years of being taught everything that will help that
individual gain the ability to grow and provide a decent life for themselves, that
baby will grow into a vibrant, healthy and intelligent human being.
For years they are continually learning new things. Absorbing and experiencing
what their surroundings have to offer them. The more that they desire in
their life and make an honest effort to reach for those things that they
desire, the better the chances of them having a more fulfilled and happier
Because every individual is unique in their own way, each person has their own
genetic make up. Each person follows different life styles and will go about taking
care of themselves differently from a health prospective. Because of this, there will always be
a difference when certain changes in an individual’s body will take place.
Some of these changes will happen earlier for some people than others and will be noticeable,
while others may go unnoticed for a longer period of time.
Sometimes when I see some elderly people, I wonder how and why
the “cycle of life” happens as it does.
Is it just the way the human body is?
Is it the result of that person not taking care of themselves in a healthier
way throughout life?
Is it just the luck of the draw, so to speak, and this was the cards they were
dealt in life?
I have experienced in my personal life, family members with different levels
of regression as they got older.
My grandmother, lived to be 94 and her mind was as sharp as could be. She
was quick, witty, took care of her finances, played cards, etc. However, she
wasn’t able to get around due to her decreased eyesight and her inability to
control her balance.
My mother, lived to be 70, she suffered from dementia and her body was
being eaten up with all different types of health issues. However, she was able
to get up and move around okay without the assistance from others.
Another family member, was absolutely sharp and mobile until it seemed just
one day, out of the blue, they did not know anyone or anything. They had to
have constant care in every aspect of living.
Not everyone will fall into this “cycle of life” category, but for those that do, to me, it is just
one more mystery in life.
If there was a way to take control of what the passing of time and the
effects of growing older has in store for you and your ability to live life to
the fullest, would you take advantage of it?