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|How old is too old for success|
I can remember when a sportswriter came up to me after I had been out of coaching for a period of time. He told me that I was a very good coach "in my day." That was the first time in my life that it dawned on me that I was getting older.
What is it about our country that does not respect age? It is a shame that we finally learn how to live, but then are told, "We are too old." Now I am not completely over the hill, but I am standing on top looking down.
I love to be reminded of "how old is too old" when I read some stories from the Bible. First there was Moses. When he was in his forties, he belonged to all the civic clubs. He served as president in most of those clubs. He was selected as "Man of the Year." Moses was in the prime of his life. He was important. He was a government leader. He had it made. Then he was accused of killing a man who had tried to kill one of the slaves. He came to the slave's defense. But instead of becoming a hero that saved a helpless slave, Moses had to run for his life.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.