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30 and 60

This is a story.

There was a Karate expert. At the age of 30, he was fast and strong. At the age of 60, he was just as fast and strong. He moved exactly the same at both ages. It was truly remarkable!

One person commented, "It is amazing that he has maintained his speed and strength until the age of 60."

Another person commented, "He has truly discovered the fountain of youth."

A Karate master listened to the comments and replied, "You are both wrong. What is amazing is that this man has not improved at all in 30 years. Remaining the same is not the objective. We must improve each and every day. When you put money in the bank, you expect to be paid interest. When you plant a seed in the ground, you expect it to grow. All this man has done is remain the same."

We should get better with age.


Charles C. Goodin