July 3rd will be the first anniversary of my dear friend Dale's passing.
The irony is on that day is I'll be talking with Social Security and Medicare people ... yep, time to pull out the "reality" mirror. And my appointment time is about the same time that my friend died. I'll not easily forget the day I filed ... which I plan to do.
In retrospect, I wish I had listened to my friend, and filed a couple years back. I could have a bit of a nest egg right now had I done that - and continued to work full-time. So much has happened since I first could have filed, for both. So much changed in just three years. With a presidential election this year, the drastic changes coming in health care, and with the government considering raising the "full reitirement" age to 70 ... oh, yeah ... I'm filing ... while I have a fighting chance of getting in on some of the monies I've worked all my life to have now.
I'm just getting started into my "golden" years, ha! Whoever owns that quote, I'd love to slap around. From seeing my own family members aging, and passing ... aging is not for the weak of heart. Fortunately, for me, I've been in good health and blessed with good genes ... I've always looked younger than my chronological years. I hope and pray that continues. I think most of my good health is from when I discovered Shaklee vitamins, then transitioning to Sunshine herbs, then to being an alternative, complementary, new energy medicine person. Mainstream medicine is my "back up", when needed. I just wonder how long it will be before the government takes those rights away from us.
I just found the following from Wikipedia:
"The term Golden Age (Χρυσόν Γένος) comes from Greek mythology and legend and refers to the first in a sequence of four or five (or more) Ages of Man, in which the Golden Age is first, followed in sequence, by the Silver, Bronze, Heroic, and then the present (Iron), which is a period of decline. By extension "Golden Age" denotes a period of primordial peace, harmony, stability, and prosperity."
"In classical mythology the Golden Age was presided over by the deity Astraea, who was identified with Justice. She lived with men until the end of the Silver Age, but in the Brazen Age, when men became violent and greedy, fled to the stars, where she appears as the
constellation Virgo, holding the scales of Justice, or Libra."