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4 SEASONS OF MANHOOD

Updated: Aug 31


4 SEASONS OF MANHOOD

SPRING 20 to 35

  • —You're young and free. The world is yours.

  • —Your brain is still developing and you think you are bullet proof.

  • —Everything revolves around number one, you.

  • —Responsibility does not exist.

  • —You have not quite connected the dots between action and consequences.

  • —Relationships come and go at this stage.

  • —Thoughts of ageing do not enter your mind.

  • —Responsibilities may start to arrive towards the end of Spring.

SPRING WISDOM

  • —What did your forebears die of?

  • —Over consumption will lead to illness.

  • —Lifetime habits are formed during Spring.

  • —It is okay to express your feelings.

  • —Keep in touch with mates.

  • —Seek professional help if you are struggling.

SUMMER 35 to 60

  • —The bank owns your left nut, its in their freezer. (Mortgage)

  • —Time starts to speed up.

  • —Stress may be causing sleep deprivation.

  • —The hormones are going haywire, and that's yours!

  • —The belly maybe expanding with success.

  • —Stretch and find a good physiotherapist.

  • —For some, there may be a divorce or a mid-life crisis or maybe both.

  • —Some men will buy a Harley Davidson and ride into the sunset.

SUMMER WISDOM

  • —Create your own health history, visit your G.P.

  • —Reduce consumption of alcohol, fat and sugar.

  • —Exercise, move it or loose it.

  • —Exercise your mind - Cross Words and Sudoku.

  • —Volunteer, give back to your community.

  • —Beware of social disconnection.

AUTUMN 60 to 75

  • — The seasons are a changing.

  • — Life's issues and mysteries make sense.

  • — Time races past so much faster.

  • — Health is not a given, prostrate checks and colonoscopies sort that.

  • —You start searching for the magic pill, Vitamins or Viagra.

  • —The belly is a permanent fixture.

  • —Stretch to keep upright and moving.

  • —Some friends may have passed on.

AUTUMN WISDOM

  • ——Your G.P. should be your best friend by now.

  • —Eat less, drink less alcohol and exercise.

  • —Past mental issues and conflicts come home to roost. Seek professional help.

  • —Keep using your brain, turn off cruise control!

  • —No backing up into your cave.

WINTER 70 to 100 +

  • —Now is the winter of our discontent, that is if you can’t use your concession card!

  • —Frequent loo visits in the middle of the night are the norm.

  • —If you don’t understand things by now you may have missed the boat.

  • —Travel at every opportunity.

  • —Live each day like it is your last because it well might be.

  • — Afternoon naps are recommended.

  • — The line to the exit rapidly reduces.

  • — If you can make it to aged care you may be rewarded sexually!

WINTER WISDOM

  • —Keep using all body parts until they no longer work and trade them in on new ones.

  • —Never go past a toilet without using it.

  • —Don’t trust your farts.

  • —Stay mentally active, continue to learn.

I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it is time for my nap. Bob Hope


THE MESSAGE

Embrace life through all seasons of manhood, use every moment, have few regrets, give with your heart and leave a legacy. #smallwellbeingchangesmajorlifegains


LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BY GRANT WESTTHORP DISCUSSING "4 SEASONS OF MANHOOD".


https://anchor.fm/grant-westthorp/episodes/WELL-MAN-FAST-5-WELLBEING-PODCAST--4-SEASONS-OF-MANHOOD-eit174



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