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When I was about sixty, I met a man who said, “I’m 82 and this is the best time in my life.” I knew I had to discover what he knew that I didn’t.

Hugh Grant as St. Clair Bayfield in the movie “Florence Foster Jenkins,” said, as he recognized that his career had little prospect of being anything more than modestly successful, “I was freed from the tyranny of ambition.”

I began to come to that same conclusion as my own career plateaued.

We can either measure time or we can experience time. For me, time still carries a sense of urgency, but the urgency of time has been transformed from a seemingly endless series of appointments now is to experience every moment and not waste the time that limited and diminishing time that remains.

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Gay father; Psychiatrist; Award-winning author FINALLY OUT. Chapter excerpt here: Top writer on Medium. Not medical advice.

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