The first 30 years are vibrant and full of adventure. As time moves life slows to a speed not unlike the visual life of the South American Sloth. Time stops for no one and the encounters of man are not a controllable destiny. For every action there is a reaction and time is the only constant in life’s equation.
As you age individual experiences navigates one to the ultimate experience of death. One has to assume that life’s actual purpose is death it’s self. All of the experiences, memories and dreams of life culminate in the final breath of death.
As a child the days are filled with fantasies and dreams of wondrous things that feel real and hold no chance of failure and fortune is always just over the next rise in the terrain. Nothing stops a young adventurer in his quest for fortune and fame. Any interruption in the quest will result in a dismal disbelief that the intruder will befall an untimely death. At best, the intruder will be banned from the fantasy or doomed in the actual quest.
As we change and grow to a more adult life the fantasies become more dreamlike and seem to become more attainable. The expectation level becomes more realistic and causes us to act more responsible in everyday decision making. The need for monetary security slowly creeps in and dreams slowly drift away. The attempts to reach financial security no longer are dreams and have morphed into a mundane routine in which no deviation is permitted. Life holds no fears and only our experiences control each aspect of the future.
Maturity takes over after financial security is reached and life becomes comfortable. The offspring are now experiencing our past victories and defeats and a feeling of relief sets in. Our purpose for existence is less important and dreams return surprisingly youth like and totally reachable. No real feelings of age are in the equation and only time continues as a constant at its normal pace.
Each day of maturity returns a feeling of accomplishments that are filled with the goals one reaches. Doing only what one wants and answering to no individual now becomes the norm. Health takes over at some point in time and dreaming expires and the daily concerns of life take over. No one wants to die. A constant fear of what happens at death prohibits the average man for enjoying the last days of life.
Death takes over and the cycle begins over and over as its purpose seems fulfilled.