Why Aging is More Than Just a Number!

Trivena GV
2 min readFeb 13, 2024
Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash

So, my buddies often tell me, “You’re aging like fine wine.” Gotta hand it to my Asian genes, especially from my mom. But hey, let’s steer away from the surface stuff for a sec.

People always say, “Age is just a number.” You’ve heard that line, right? Maybe it’s something society drilled into their heads. But growing up in an Asian household, I’ve got a different take. Age isn’t just a number; it’s packed with significance. That’s why we Asians hold elders in such high regard. Each year brings a new set of challenges, forcing us to learn and grow. It’s like having an annual performance review, but for life.

With each passing year, we gather wisdom from the hurdles we’ve faced. Remember the days when flunking an exam felt like the end of the world? Or getting your heart smashed by someone you trusted? And let’s not forget those moments when our parents missed the mark on showing us love. Then there’s the adult stuff — dealing with bosses who chew us out for missing sales targets or enduring the constant nagging about why we’re not hitched yet. And don’t even get me started on the financial stress of not owning a home.

All these moments may seem small, but they teach us big lessons. As we rack up more birthdays, the challenges get tougher. But if we’ve made it this far, it means we’ve learned a thing or two. Failing an exam isn’t the end of the world; it’s a chance to bounce back stronger. Getting burned by a past flame? Well, at least now we know what red flags to watch for. And those toxic work environments? They’re just not our scene.

The numbers we carry with us aren’t just digits; they’re badges of experience. With age comes wisdom, and with wisdom comes better decision-making skills. It’s like completing a puzzle — each year adds another piece, helping us navigate life with grace and confidence. Challenges become just another part of the human experience, and we learn to find meaning in every moment.

So here’s to aging like fine wine — embracing the journey, learning from the past, and savoring every drop of life’s rich tapestry. Cheers to the wisdom that comes with each passing year.

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Trivena GV

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