One of the perks of growing older is that life is no longer fraught with such drama.

All around us all too often parents are yelling, lovers are quarreling, customers are complaining, kids are rebelling. We regularly get drawn-and-quartered by emotional rifts, imagined slights, skyrocketing expectations, humiliating defeats.

Weird GuyHow much precious time we waste secretly plotting the perfect comeuppance! Or frantically GPS’ing ourselves to psychosocial advantage!

I am not unsympathetic to the plight of others, having been frazzled out there on a tightrope many times myself – but, man, it sure is nice when longevity kicks in and rearranges our priorities.

“What’s all the fuss about?” we find ourselves wondering when we start to get upset.

On the other hand, so as not to glamorize, and just to set the record straight: it’s ugly what age does to the body, growing older!