I’ve always been a glass half full kind of guy. I don’t choose to be optimistic, it’s just in the DNA.
So, as I enter the final chapters of my life, I do so with resignation. I’m not thrilled about it, but I might as well make the best of the inevitable.
There are some benefits to becoming a senior. Besides invisibility, a big one is discounts. Keep in mind that everyone’s definition of senior is different. Most 50 year olds are shocked when they receive their first invitation to join AARP. So, you have to ask, and some places don’t give you a discount for making it this far.
One that does is the US National Park Service. Once you hit 62, they will give you a lifetime National Park pass for just $10. But, government funding is shrinking, and to maintain the parks, that lifetime pass is going up to $80, which is still an incredible bargain.