C.S Lewis who is the author of The Chronicles of Narnia once said, “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” It feels like the author of one of the finest classics in the children’s literature world was trying to convey us the relationship between time and happiness.
Maybe he was trying to tell us that if you enjoyed doing something as a child, however, stopped over time, a time will come where you will find yourself in love with the same thing again. And no matter what others say you will have your own reasons to love what you do and embrace it. Age won’t matter because the love of something makes you ageless.
There is another thought that you can learn something new at any age or set new goals or dreams at any age. So to conclude it means your happiness is not bound by time. If you feel you are stuck in life make the changes you think will bring you the happiness. Find the things that make you feel fulfilled and walk down that path.
Here are some real-life inspirational stories for you of people who created history irrespective of their age who set themselves free from the struggles of life and pursued what they always wanted to do.
At the age of 13, Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster
Mozart was already a qualified keyboard player and violinist and composed pieces since the age of 5
At the age of 17, Pele a soccer superstar won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil
The Beatles had their first concert when John Lennon was 20 and Paul McCartney was 18
By the age of 23, Beethoven became a piano virtuoso
Albert Einstein came up with the theory of relativity at the age of 26
When Alexander the Great was 29 he created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring was released
At the age of 61, Colonel Harland Sanders started the KFC Franchise
JK Rowling finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter when she was 30 years old
Abraham Lincoln became the president of the United States at the age of 52
Nelson Mandela became the president of South Africa when he was 76
If you noticed some began very early while some later in their lives. However, they tried and did not give up on life. They failed miserably to only rise conquering a place in history. Follow your heart and make your own path. You are never too old or too young for anything.
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