Every birthday is special, there are celebrations and at end of the day after the candles have been blown out, you realize that you are another year older! You freak out like never before and it becomes a ritual. You continue freaking out for the rest of your birthdays throughout your entire life! Have you ever wondered about those people who have achieved great things later on in life?
Occasionally there are some people who decide to try new things irrespective of the time. They tackle these new adventures head on and with a smile on their faces. These people are known as the “People Who never Age“ because they too busy hunting down their dreams and carving new paths irrespective of their age. These people become an inspiration to all the other people who just exist in their lives and they also pass the message to others to live and not only exist!
Mountains Hardly Matter – Yoichiro Miuri – 80 years of age
Climbing a mountain! Most of us don’t even climb the stairs!
Now meet this brave heart and determined person Yuichiro Miura. He is a Japanese mountaineer who wanted to quench the thirst of conquering Mt.Everest by reaching it’s peak at the remarkable age of 80! Now not everybody goes to such extremities at an age where one would generally spend their life warmly stuffed in a bed with hot drink by their side.
He completed this challenging task at an age when there was immense pressure on his body as it was physically weak. Hats off to his determination which lead to this great achievement at such an age.
LORD OF THE RINGS Creator – J.R.R .Tolkein – 62 years of age
Who doesn’t love the classic series Lord Of The Rings?
Gandalf the Grey, Precious, the Hobbit and Ghollum: All these characters took you to another world altogether.
The author of this master-piece was 62 years old when he first published his fantasy series. No one can deny that this is an achievement. Some people just don’t give up in life and that leads to the creation of masterpieces that take the world by storm.
A Man Of His Words – Noah Webster – 66 years of age
What would the world be like without dictionaries? What sense would we have made of the languages? Would we have remained primitives without learning the words that have been so extensively studied and researched?
It was Noah Webster who at the age of 66 completed the “American Dictionary of the English Language”. He is known as the “Father of American Scholarship and Education” and he was also an ardent American patriot.
Super Space Man – John Glenn – 77 years of age
It’s not just countries and continents that we are talking about anymore, it’s the outer space!
Yes, this inspirational person, forgot that he was 77 years old and became the oldest person to go to space. It was his dreams that kept him going ahead and ahead in life.
Never too old to graduate – Nola Ochs – 90 years of age
Nola Ochs, a 90 year old lady, is the oldest person to graduate from college!
She graduated from Fort Hays University in Kansas. When you look at this lady with a degree in her hands and pride in having written in the pages of history, you too will want to complete your education and quit whining about it.
The famous KFC – Colonel Sanders – 65 years of age
Kentucky Fried Chicken which is popularly known as KFC was founded by Colonel Sanders. He is the man whose face can be seen on every KFC bucket and flyer.
Well, he was 65 years old when success knocked on his door and how blessed are we that it did: we get to enjoy the delicious food because of his efforts.
I guess some people just don’t quit dreaming high!
These people have created history without giving a second thought to their age. They have gone on to become legends and they continue to surprise the new generation every now and then. These are the people who never age,who keep on achieving even when it’s a late stage in their life.
Now after having read about them, do you feel that you are too old to achieve something? I’m hoping that the answer is no. Go out, realize your dreams and start working towards them. Little by little, you’ll reach the greatest heights!