"How old are you?" The voice seemed inquisitive and genuinely interested.
"I'm 48." My reply got his attention and his eyebrows said as much.
"Okay, I have to know....what is your secret? You certainly do not appear to be the age you say you are."
"I have no secrets. I only do what I do. I live the way I live without concern for the number that represents the years I have been alive. The world seems too caught up in age, and the attempt at looking younger than we actually are. I have no use for that."
"I don't understand. Surely, you must be concerned with your appearance. If this were not so, you would not look the way you do."
"How old are you?" I asked the man.
"I am 27."
"Why do you question me? What is it you want to know? What are the answers you are looking for?"
"I question you because you seem so confident. I want to know how you came to be the way you are. I seek answers to help me to improve the person I am, and the person I hope to be."
"You are looking for a role model. You need to find someone you can copy and be. But I tell you this my friend, because you seem to truly care about why we do what we do. You need look no further than within yourself. You already have what it takes to be who you wish to be. We become who we are, by letting ourselves be infuenced by those we admire. Yet, we forget that within our souls, we have what it takes to become the greatest person we know. Ourselves!
This story has a goal. I want you, the reader, to know that you are a great person. You need to look within yourself and pull out the person you wish to become..........and make it happen!
Be well my friends! You came here looking....I hope you leave......... Knowing!