7 Ways Life Gets Better In Our Golden Years

Edited by Rory Clark

Like all phases of life, our golden years can come with their challenges. However, aging’s challenging and unpleasant aspects should not overshadow all the beautiful parts of growing old. Here are seven ways life gets better with age.

Your Are Grateful for the Chance to Grow Old

You’ve lived long enough to remember that tomorrow is never guaranteed, so you make the most of each day. You are more likely to let go of the things that aren’t important while sticking to the things (and people) that are. You are finding fulfillment and joy in your golden years.

As you Age, You Are Slower to Judge Others

Life has taught you that everyone has a story to tell. No one has a perfect life, and people have fought battles that you are unaware of – just as you have fought battles that no one is aware of. This realization means you are less quick to judge others and accept them for who they are.

Experiences Are More Important To You Than Things

Less is certainly more as you get older. Aging can force you to relocate to a senior community or increase your travel, both of which necessitate light packing. When you approach retirement and aging, you begin to prioritize time spent with family and friends, travel, and life experiences over material possessions. You know what really brings you joy – and it probably isn’t your things.

Your Kids Are Now Your Friends

It may be difficult to believe right now, but your children will become your friends – and it will be an excellent relationship. On those difficult days of parenting, no one tells you that your children will one day return home with their own families, hopes, and ambitions, and you will be able to be their friend in ways you have never been able to before.

Bring Back The Playfulness

You care less about what other people think now that you have more confidence and understanding. You can be silly, expressing your inner child as you pursue a new hobby, travel with friends, or even begin a new career. Aging allows you to take risks that you would not have taken as a younger adult.

Your Are Proud Of Your Wrinkles

The billion-dollar beauty industry doesn’t want you to believe it, but wrinkles are won badges that can’t be covered with creams and serums as you get older. Your wrinkles are the product of nights spent laughing with good friends, furrowed brows from making significant decisions with a partner, and thinking about a child’s safety. You don’t want to erase the wrinkles because they are hard-won memories.


There’s a special bond between grandparents and grandkids. It’s a relationship based on love, appreciation, fun, and pure joy. Becoming a grandparent is one of the most memorable moments of a person’s life, mainly because of this bond’s strength.

It’s Not That Life Improves; It’s That You Improve

Aging is a process, and it’s one that we’ll continue to go through in life no matter what, as the slow, haunting, quiet crawl of time envelopes us and thrusts us into the future. Now is the time for soul searching and redefining yourself during your golden years.

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About the author

Rory Clark

Rory has more than 30 years’ experience practicing elder law, estate planning, asset protection, Veteran’s affairs, and special needs planning. Through his personal journey, Rory not only understands the complex legal issues involved as a professional but also the intense emotional issues as a caregiver.