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January 29 2013

Comparing Ages

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

How can you stop constantly thinking about the process of "aging"? I am 34 years old and an undergraduate student in my senior year; everyday, I compare myself to my 20 years old colleagues and how accomplished they will be by the time they will turn my age; I also compare myself to people my age with 13 years of work experience and I keep telling myself that "I should have started my school 10 years earlier". I tried to use positive affirmations but these thoughts are really loud and are making me feel weak. How can I turn my mind off from thinking that " I am getting TOO OLD for doing this or that" ?


Response:

Getting your university degree and starting your career in your thirties is not a big deal. Becoming a mature and well-rounded adult is not a race or a time-sensitive enterprise like being an Olympic gymnast where you have a small age window of time to compete. What matters for you is that have decided that now is the time for you to get your degree. You are living your life consciously and that is what’s important in the long run. There is a high likelihood that most of your fellow classmates are there because they don’t know what else to do, or their parents have pressured them to stay in school. When they turn 34 and discover they are not happy with their life, they may be envious of you. When you compare yourself to others, you are assuming things about their lives that you cannot possibly know, while casting your own life in the worst light. It’s better to simply make life choices that are aligned with your true needs and purpose and not compare it to anyone else’s, because your life isn’t anyone else’s.

Love,
Deepak

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  • Hi, I`m 45 and working on my masters, my dad went back to school in his sixties and started a new career - let go of that number and live your life fully. Give your 20 year old classmates the gift of knowing that they don`t have to stop living and pursuing their dreams at a certain age. Give yourself the gift of enjoying your journey.

    Rgarrett // 2013-01-29 23:13:59 // //
  • .....If you like what you are studying...that`s enough, and really a lot to ask these days, since noone is fully satisfied with their lives. Next time i would replace the word "should", for "convenient".

    Denise // 2013-01-29 22:46:05 // //

 

 

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  • Just started a new business at 65 years old, after retiring from a professional career of 43 years. I think I have half my life ahead! I am looking forward to living to at least 125, seriously. My hair has not even turned gray or white!! I have not ever abused my body...no alcohol, no smoking, no drugs........only whole fresh foods, exercise at YMCA, walking at state and national parks, sailing, meditating, mind games, board games, friends, family, church, community work, working hrs on house and yard!, designing environment, exploring, learning more and more and more each day, singing, piano, drawing and painting, etc. Aging is awesome! I am soooooo fortunate and full of gratitude for the life I have built!. I made a commitment to myself at age 12 to do this and, by golly, I am going to do it. No blame to anyone or even God, if there are mistakes along the way. It is up to ME! And me alone to make this life what I want. Plow ahead! Learn from mistakes. Look at history of world, of our country, of our own life. Assimilate! Process! Each moment is ours to develop in whatever way we choose.

    MarcBSKW // 2013-02-04 13:03:56 // //
  • Eres muy joven para estar pensando que ya no tienes edad para est o para aquello,nunca es tarde para nada,podras tener algunas limitaciones o no ,disfruta de tu sueño y ya.No tengas miedo de envejecer,estmos acostumbrandonos en estos tiempos a desvalorizar a la gente madura ,y a considerar a las personas de mas de 45 anos como viejas e inhutiles,..y no es asi despues de esta edad se logra la plenitud...Vive, corre tras tus sueños sin miedo o restricciones impuestas por tu mente producto de una sociedad que impone modelos erroneos.

    bettina // 2013-02-02 09:22:03 // //
  • im 29 years old and 2nd year of faculty . i started to study again after i graduated first faculty , then i decided to study what i like . when im in good mood i feel good about it , when i get depressed it is very hard cause all my fears come up . i also have problem because my mother is too controllative and by her actions my self confidence gets law and i feel that she prevents me from getting mature independent . please contact me anyone who is in similar situation , lets encourage ourselves .

    me // 2013-02-02 01:46:14 // //
  • What does a 66 year married man do with his life who has a PhD without work, an MBA and no work and a BS in Accounting and no one wants to hire him because of his ethnic background? He can`t find a job in accounting after 45 years of accounting work (not a CPA), sales and service. He looks about 46, but his Social Security states a different actual appearance. How does he make a contribution to society and stop getting those Social Security checks which barely pays for the monthly lease. The only neat thing is that this guy has a wife he loves who earns unemployment benefits and Social Security.

    Bozo // 2013-02-02 00:49:49 // //
  • I have a lot of similar feelings. I am 41 finishing my masters and getting ready for a complete career change. I really like the answer. It can be tough sometimes when so many people seem obsessed with age.

    Skella // 2013-02-02 00:31:13 // //
  • @Rgarrett could you please tell me more about how your 65 yo dad started a new career? I`m 51 and I have such a great desire to do the same thing. I have so many ideas too!! However, I just don`t know how to begin. Please help. Thank you. :)

    PattyT // 2013-02-02 00:18:17 // //
  • I started college at 30 and I remember a friend telling me, when I had similar feeling about being to old to go ti school, that in ten years I would be forty year old with a degree or a forty year old without a degree. The choice was mine. Needless to say I was a forty year with a BS in Computer Science. One of the best decisions I ever made.

    brucem // 2013-02-02 00:07:58 // //
  • I am also 34 and in college. Don`t feel bad. I had health problems and took care of my mother who was ill. I went back to community college at 25 and then transferred to university. I got one degree and I am working on another. I love to learn. People ask me why am I in school at my age? It is none of their business. You can go to school at any age!

    PJ // 2013-02-01 17:42:00 // //
  • Want to know how get your mind off these thoughts? Sit down welcome the thoughts and feelings, sit very still and feel within 2 minutes you will feel better. If you keep pushing the thoughts away they will keep haunting you. So welcome, welcome than you can let go.

    The Angel Community // 2013-02-01 15:36:02 // //
  • That was perfect advice for ME too! Thank you.

    Stephanie Peroni // 2013-02-01 09:33:58 // //
  • I am 31 yrs old and I am only just discovering what I want to do with my life. For yrs I was comparing myself to others achievements and holding myself back in the process. You are where your supposed to be because only you can steer the path of your own journey, let everyone around you travel theirs and remember that age is only number and time is only a loan. Be proud of your own achievements and vision only your own goals.

    Cathy // 2013-02-01 08:11:16 // //
  • dont think do meditation and yoga

    Deepak Ambwani // 2013-02-01 00:55:04 // //
  • I think your children are lucky to have you for a dad if you are able to also speak with them in this way. We all must find our own way, and every person's path is quite unique.

    Linda Johnson // 2013-02-01 00:48:44 // //
  • Who is this guy anyhow.

    Jack Eichenlaub // 2013-01-31 19:40:14 // //
  • It's really this simple!!! :-)

    Cathy Carter-Cox // 2013-01-31 17:58:03 // //
  • Perfect advice! Love it!

    Inner Truth Therapy // 2013-01-31 17:18:31 // //
  • well said! O

    Heather Heald // 2013-01-31 15:32:28 // //
  • Thank you Dr.Chopra!!!

    Shawn Hall Tofilau // 2013-01-31 12:16:22 // //
  • is a race with time, linking studies, marriage, children ... is very stressful

    Lurdinha Cadorim Santos // 2013-01-31 04:44:11 // //
  • Be proud for what you are doing, finishing school will be one of your greatest achievements who cares how old you are but only care that you are getting it done. I was 31 when I finished besides my hubby & the baby boys when I walked accross stage that was my proudest moment. Dont compare your self to others just see your own greatness!

    Mercedes Rivas- Rodrigues // 2013-01-31 01:08:42 // //
  • Love your advice Mr. Deepak. Thanks.

    Billy Murillo // 2013-01-31 00:57:08 // //
  • Chronological age is an unnecessary preoccupation with many of us . .. Matched in magnitude by the calorie intake and weight and zero- sized figures of the social celebrates ... And just as absurd too.. Years add to ones knowledge and maturity if one keeps being receptive to new ideas and innovation . With the advance in the field of medicine we live longer and more valuable lives .. And we have greater emotional maturity as well. The area where my grandparents came from greater respect was given to the elders of the society. And there advice was sought out . My grandfather lived till he was 87 years and save for the last some months of his life , led a productive life . So did my parents.. My thought is that if you don't go looking for 'age' , age is not going to come stalking you.. Regards

    Suman Dev-Mahajan // 2013-01-31 00:54:03 // //
  • I started my career right after graduating at the age of 37. I had a great back ground because I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I loved the experience of my education and have enjoyed my work life because by delaying my start I was able to know what work would bring Me happiness. In other words "age" has its great advantages.

    Violetmartin16 // 2013-01-31 00:08:43 // //
  • Deepak is great. I love his little bits of advice. Always good and right .

    Julie O'Connell // 2013-01-30 23:42:19 // //
  • Love your answer, Deepak!

    Sandy Keroack // 2013-01-30 22:54:46 // //
  • Wow. His answer really hit home for me. Thanks for sharing this.

    Inez Conway // 2013-01-30 22:53:17 // //
  • give thanks.

    Christopher M Hawkes // 2013-01-30 22:37:10 // //
  • As usual he is incredible....that's why world is listening to him..

    Telphi Titus // 2013-01-30 22:29:04 // //
  • Magnifico.

    Modesta Loor // 2013-01-30 21:26:50 // //
  • Awesome response to that one Depak.

    Cheryl Ulrich // 2013-01-30 20:45:06 // //
  • I will read SUper Brain--have all your books. Love Rumi --

    Judith Antrobus // 2013-01-30 18:29:08 // //
  • Wow, I needed that, ty :)

    RJ Soucy // 2013-01-30 18:04:41 // //
  • You're never too old to stop learning & growing...It's a lifelong journey!

    Ursula Bn // 2013-01-30 17:12:07 // //
  • Well said DC! Yes, just run your own race!

    Lyna Castillo-Javier // 2013-01-30 17:08:22 // //
  • What a great answer. It took me a long long time to start believing that Deepak says. Today I believe it with 99% of my heart. That 1% small voice awakens me. I am 62 and thinking of retiring so I can do something else for the next 20 + years.

    Barbara White // 2013-01-30 16:54:08 // //
  • im 64 and just now getting my masters degree

    Georga Garside // 2013-01-30 16:45:42 // //
  • I keep saying I am immortal so age just becomes another number!! May joy, happiness and love be with you and all when you study anything in life❤

    Gail De Souza // 2013-01-30 15:52:11 // //
  • Namaste! Deepak..! This is helping me a lot with this new journey I'm taking now...:)!

    Kine Josephine Ndiaye // 2013-01-30 15:50:36 // //
  • yes, you are in gross consciousness with and identification and causing yourself to suffer. continue on your path and do not identilfey with the outer world of gross consciousness and continue to flow in your Infinite consciousness, and flow, flow, and flow your soul be happy, happy happy. The outer world is gross consciousness full of gross identification and people continuse suffer because of what they idenitfley with, drop all gross identification .<3

    JoAnn Fabritz // 2013-01-30 15:24:34 // //
  • ♥ in love with each word and i am soooo happy that i will finally meet my guru chopra in bahrain very soon

    Samya Hussain // 2013-01-30 15:16:55 // //
  • I always love what Deepak says but this response has to be one of the best I've ever seen by him or anyone. Words were perfectly chosen.

    Tommy Bell // 2013-01-30 15:11:55 // //
  • I'm sharing this on my page - this is such a great message.

    Beverley Scott // 2013-01-30 14:45:45 // //
  • Boy, to be 34 again and think I'm old. LOL

    Sarajane Kostek // 2013-01-30 14:43:29 // //
  • You can't say it better than that!!!!

    Karin Weidemann // 2013-01-30 14:28:36 // //
  • What Mr Chopra said is so true...

    Patricia Garcia // 2013-01-30 14:20:27 // //
  • Great answer. So true about comparisons.

    Lia Ori // 2013-01-30 13:49:30 // //
  • I love this responds, I am a mature student and have also felt like this sometimes, I do feel this is the right time for me to study and I feel when I was younger their was definitely no way I was ready for it like I am now, I am 45 :-) and hope to be learning until I am 85 if not longer! Thanks Deepak

    Jacinta Wagoner // 2013-01-30 13:18:56 // //
  • Hi, I once had a book on my hand, with the title of growing up old ,but rising in age sound fine or more inteligent too than "getting old" phrase, there are some great ideas inside." Let the people you love let them who they are they are it will get rid of unnecessary control of their lives". As you are a university with young people you are lucky one, to share your time and energy with people who are from a different generation than you, then longer you hold the youth for fresh your thinking. Personally I think it all depends on the age of your environment and look at the time - the time from the point of view of physics as a science. At your age you physically and intellectually by science have a chance for vitality like 20 years old friends, and more importantly, a different time of life, more seconds and minutes and hours ... because the longer you're alive you can enjoy the time of life,you can enjoy even when you are "good" 120 years and still thinking and experience "dancing around a fire" with listening good music. As a 34 year old person you have a nice option to have colleagues - at the age of 20 and also 40 years old. At this age, even a girl or wife could be plus or minus 10 years and it is always OK. So this is another second of your life, but you decide is an advantage or disadvantage, and if you feel more young and old much depends on going, what do you think and what are you doing with each little second when is new time and rising with new time in your always right age, kind regards

    Kornelia Piasecka // 2013-01-30 12:50:08 // //
  • Hey, you are NOT too old ok! Don`t be silly, better you decide to do a degree now rather when you are REALLY OLD and regret it later. Many people out there are much older than you are and pursuing a degree....so why are you so worried? You have no reason to!

    Shaloma // 2013-01-30 12:49:28 // //
  • I'm 43 and going to college, I don't feel old or compare myself to 20 year olds. I consider myself ahead of the game in life experience ; )

    Tina Shepherd // 2013-01-30 12:16:21 // //
  • I absolutely agree with Dr.'s Chopra opinion. The important thing is to fulfil your most earnest expectations, You are still very young and according to uptodate standards you have many years ahead! As a mere example I will mention my case.In 1967 I was 22 and about to complete my 3rd year in the Law University in BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA while I worked in the mornings as a secretary iin the Embassy of India , I got married that very year and some months after I was expecting a baby. I tried very hard to keep up pace with all my duties but once the baby was born and my father had a heart attack (so my mother could not give me a helping hand) I had to give up my studies. I had another two children,two grandsons and had to take care of my mother who died at 99 years old. All these years I kept in mind my desire to become a lawyer. Now at 68 I am about to start attending the university again,. What for? It is not for money because at this stage I have a relatively sound economic situation(my own house etc.) but there is something still in the stand-by...Lawers are expensive in Argentina and overworld. Maybe I CAN HELP PEOPLE WHO CAN NOT AFFORD ONE. I am very healthy and if I ressemble my mother I have still a road to take. It's never late! ROCIO

    María Del Rocío Ciga // 2013-01-30 12:07:55 // //
  • Age is in your mind and how you accept it with no hurdles or boundries. These younger people are growing and that is what you see in them. You can't compare yourself to the 20 yr olds. You can't compare yourself or your personal abilities to anyone. That is what makes you YOU! You're on your own path. You are where you are now to grow even more and use the education you have now and will achieve as you go along YOUR journey to become possibly the 20 yr olds mentor. Things work out for a reason and you should pat yourself on the back for your achievements. Know where you've been and welcome the path forward with open arms. You can handle it, it's yours.

    Deborah Fitzwater Lmt Cca // 2013-01-30 11:38:23 // //
  • Only 30? You are still a babe!!

    Jan Silvestro // 2013-01-30 11:32:48 // //
  • Say "the Serenity Prayer."

    JoAnne Leff // 2013-01-30 11:31:04 // //
  • Wisdom, I love it!

    Diane Erickson // 2013-01-30 11:29:47 // //
  • I LOVE YOU DEEPAK...!

    Tu Jefa // 2013-01-30 11:24:11 // //
  • Great answer :)

    Elizabeth Jiménez // 2013-01-30 11:18:48 // //
  • I Love your wisdom Deepak...xo

    Leah Connolly // 2013-01-30 11:14:22 // //
  • Welcome to the club!!!

    Gloria M. Munoz // 2013-01-30 11:14:19 // //
  • Yes, yes, yes - - well said. Thank you

    Renee Keith // 2013-01-30 11:04:02 // //
  • Well said!

    Rizzo Banuelos // 2013-01-30 10:58:36 // //
  • Do not compare your insides to other people's outsides.

    Libra Kaplan // 2013-01-30 10:53:11 // //
  • needed to hear this

    Kimberly Fortenberry Sisk // 2013-01-30 10:52:58 // //
  • Truth, especially the assumptions we make about other ppl

    Derrick Serbin // 2013-01-30 10:37:48 // //
  • nice photo. Thanks

    Paula Orellana // 2013-01-30 10:37:29 // //
  • WOW ~ That was a beautiful answer ~~ Thank You ~~~

    Pauline Crespin // 2013-01-30 10:35:04 // //
  • Good grief, I am almost 20 years older than you yet ... 10 virtual years younger.....! Just don't bother to get old ... its too boring and well probably hurts if you go there... its better to just eventually conk out .... and no one knows how old you were !

    Earle Biassey // 2013-01-30 10:33:29 // //
  • Amen, Deepak.

    Leah Cadavona // 2013-01-30 10:28:23 // //
  • Great medicine for all of us!!!!Thank you Deepak!!

    Nixsa M. Mills // 2013-01-30 10:27:45 // //
  • wow..i was just starting at that age....to understand anything..love your age....love any age..youth is your soul..it is always going to stay young as a child's spirit...with loving energy it is possible to have a win`win play your favorite songs..and sing..and dance...be you beautiful.....

    Shelley Chagnon // 2013-01-30 10:12:57 // //
  • Love that response- it is a relatable answer to many. Thank you.

    Sheri Hall // 2013-01-30 09:59:41 // //
  • I totally agree,Deepak!

    Carla Head // 2013-01-30 09:45:19 // //
  • That is an awesome reponse.

    Amy Christian // 2013-01-30 09:42:21 // //
  • Wonderful question and an answer that rings clear as the tone of the bell. Thank You for the light and lightening the heart again! <3

    Dreamscape: The Art of Positive Living // 2013-01-30 09:41:06 // //
  • I can relate to a lot of what you shared. Thank you.

    Marie Ott // 2013-01-30 09:32:30 // //
  • There are cultures like in México where we need to push harder against this age feelings and discrimination. Thank you For your advice.

    Therizein Pdea // 2013-01-30 09:29:55 // //
  • <3

    Linda Prescott // 2013-01-30 09:25:51 // //
  • I'm graduating from Arizona State University (summa cum laude) in May, 2 weeks before I turn 55. I'm also waiting to hear back from the grad schools I applied to for fall. I am neither rich (30k yr) nor retired (work in IT for commission). I am raising 2 sons myself 24/7 since 2005. ....as for school? With my experience its not a fair fight. I haven't been under a 4.0 for over 2 years. This isn't braggadocio. It's ignoring what society tells you is "normal".

    Michael Mufasa // 2013-01-30 09:24:56 // //
  • yes thank you Deepak, <3

    Christine Rydholm-Bennett // 2013-01-30 09:17:04 // //
  • And......thanks, Deepak.....for being on Facebook.

    Glenna Holdeman // 2013-01-30 08:55:52 // //
  • I will be 82 in February. I have fabulous children, grand children, great-grand children. I am still working......Admin. Asst at a Theological Seminary. Still playing the piano for church services. Still driving and going wherever I want to. I usually have to stop and count the years to see how old I am. I enjoy the birthday celebrations.

    Glenna Holdeman // 2013-01-30 08:54:45 // //
  • Amen Deepak

    Sue Spoden // 2013-01-30 08:54:01 // //
  • Does the same go for 46?

    Hannah Soparkar // 2013-01-30 08:41:51 // //
  • He know everything we need to multiply our evolutions potentialities & access them easely...sorry for my poor english. NAMASTE.

    Avra Healer // 2013-01-30 08:41:30 // //
  • that's it...be connected as possible to our inner-self <3

    Avra Healer // 2013-01-30 08:39:53 // //
  • mu husband is 60= and working on his thire Master's degree. He thinks he is still 26 years old.

    Alicia Leandro-Jorawar // 2013-01-30 08:36:37 // //
  • i think what your doing is great. u will have no regrets one day wishing u had and didnt. i worked with a nurse who got her rn degree at 60 years old. good for u

    Dita Grace // 2013-01-30 08:33:02 // //
  • love that you are doing these very specific question and answer posts! You Sir are a master! Ever in service with love!

    Debbie Pierro // 2013-01-30 08:21:51 // //
  • You, sir, are a wise man.

    Sayn Rh // 2013-01-30 08:12:31 // //
  • I'm 34 too and when I think of age I think of a quote I wrote when I was 17, "Life is like the tree, the more you grow, the more you expand to new horizons" (Dennis S. Tellier) Age is timeless when your living in the now, or present time if you will, there are no mistakes only learning experiences. Being 34 is wonderful because I when I was in my 20's I had a lot of learning experiences. To know that I will likely live for another 60+ years, wow it'll be an excellent ride.

    Dennis S. Tellier // 2013-01-30 08:07:45 // //
  • Thank you..

    Dominic Henry // 2013-01-30 08:06:54 // //
  • The Truth! Bravo Mr Dr Deepak Chopra!

    SnezAna Pavic // 2013-01-30 08:04:04 // //
  • Truer words were never spoken <3

    Linda Teta // 2013-01-30 07:52:55 // //
  • I started my career as a chef when I was 40 years old. I worked with young people and I felt physical limitation. I fully understand what you are thinking. But I really am proud myself that I work like 20 years old. And I doubt that all my young co-worker can work like me when they became 40 years old. 34 years old fresh man? It is cool. Like Deepak said, you have intention, motivation, commitment and you can show them to the young friends surround you. That's really is awesome.

    Yuko Takeda // 2013-01-30 07:52:46 // //
  • I went back to school when I turned 40, I just turned 43 and I feel that I really know what I want.

    Rosalia-Victor Tixi // 2013-01-30 07:45:00 // //
  • Well said

    Nancy O'Brien // 2013-01-30 07:36:41 // //
  • So ture, thank you. Namaste.

    Marianne McCarthy // 2013-01-30 07:34:15 // //
  • I was in my 50s in getting my masters: I expected more of an age range but most students in their 20s: I felt very self-conscious: almost everytime I went on campus but I also felt accepted, appreciated, and non-judged -and a few in 20s/30s I would now even consider as friends.

    Gary C Ward // 2013-01-30 07:28:51 // //
  • To Sharmene. What does HD mean? Thanks.

    Pauline Bélanger // 2013-01-30 07:03:45 // //
  • Find you own path..

    Judy O'Dore // 2013-01-30 06:54:05 // //
  • I needed to hear that, thank you!

    Charisse Beach // 2013-01-30 06:50:49 // //
  • Try to turn towards spirituality.You will be a winner.Be positive.Think good for others.Love God.It is better than being negative.

    Sandhya Devi Jhowry // 2013-01-30 06:45:33 // //
  • good answer! I started over at 38, the younger ones looked up to me, I looked to them for keeping me updated...lol it was fun!

    Diane Belair // 2013-01-30 06:39:51 // //
  • The best thing ever

    Navi Singh // 2013-01-30 06:33:35 // //
  • *Namaste*

    Gayle Smedy // 2013-01-30 06:21:18 // //
  • Guapísimo

    Martha Sacoto-Navia // 2013-01-30 06:12:35 // //
  • So true, and well said.

    Debra Flanagan Van Pelt // 2013-01-30 06:10:33 // //
  • I am 53 this year never really did any schooling ....after the children left...am doing my BA thought i was Mama at Uni then a 70yrs young lady came to my class and I thought WOW Amazing....I love learning and started classes when I got 2 HDs I ran out of class thinking I failed tears fell until a friend came and asked me whats wrong...I told her HD is near F for failed...she smiled and told me what it ment and I laughed and cryed again. Hope this helps others on their journey O:-)

    Sharnene Cahenzli // 2013-01-30 06:01:03 // //
  • Well said Deepak !

    Adriano Carvalho // 2013-01-30 05:51:46 // //
  • That's what I think too ;-)

    David Frederic // 2013-01-30 05:46:32 // //
  • Thanks Deepak wonderful answer, because I really enjoyed the acceptance and the true secret of happiness, when we understand that we have to be and not have everything becomes easier, Namaste much peace, love and divine light Irmao my soul.

    Ozandia Sinhorin Pimenta // 2013-01-30 05:40:27 // //
  • I have got on my mind only think good and positive things!! Thanks-You Master!!

    Graciela Alcaraz Alegre // 2013-01-30 05:20:45 // //
  • Although I find this way of life very hard to live due to society....I actually know I am on the right track ....so thank you for the quote. I am living life consciously ! Thank you!

    Essie Busuttil // 2013-01-30 05:06:30 // //
  • Sir...any chance u r coming to Dubai?

    Bhavani Padikkal // 2013-01-30 05:03:49 // //
  • Does it help to say that im starting "new"carreer just abt to get to 50 and when i think of myself 10 or 15 years back i just see how weird it was when i felt middle age then and now i feel so young!! I dont know why that happened but i am enjoying a lot!

    Elaine Bloise // 2013-01-30 05:02:35 // //
  • Very nice ...well done !!! And true !!!

    Wendy Burns // 2013-01-30 04:43:24 // //
  • Ignacio Ramello ,e acorde lo que hablamos!

    Pamela Giselle // 2013-01-30 04:28:06 // //
  • I agree! I am almost 50 yes the big 50 and getting my second BA degree before hitting the work field. I might go back for my Master's Degree I might even be 70 when I get a PhD the thing is I done it when I was ready and not a moment soon. Knowing that is the greatest achievement.

    James Braddock // 2013-01-30 04:21:18 // //
  • Attitude of old age is a state of mind and not your body. When you are young there are so many things that you could but didn't do,because you didn't live in the moment. Ad you get old you want to do things you cant do and feel distressed. At the age of 60 ,I learnt Spanish and excelled in my class with 88% marks. I am now at 65,learning Russian. Of course I cannot play Rugby. But i can still go for a game of golf or a long walk. There are so many options-just understand yourself and there is more for us,than we can count-all the best-satinder

    Satinder Sarna // 2013-01-30 04:19:17 // //
  • <3

    Maysam Hijazi // 2013-01-30 03:59:40 // //
  • Wonderfully said!

    Diane McLean Galloway // 2013-01-30 03:51:46 // //
  • thank you Deepak <3

    Ingrid Bonning // 2013-01-30 03:19:11 // //
  • Excellent question - great answer! As always Dr. Chopra! I am still at school age 56 learning a new profession. Just do your thing and be happy and proud to be able to do so. Live in the moment and that will help you stop worrying about stuff that is keeping your thoughts away from YOU beeing in the moment ;) To get more aware ask your self : What am I doeing/thinking right now? You are the master of your thoughts and your doeings. So embrace them with love and release them when they don't resonate as you wish them to. Be gentle and kind to your self!

    Karin Endruweit // 2013-01-30 03:18:35 // //
  • Be happy bud,you just got An extra 14 years in life, lucky devil ain't you...cheers..

    Raj Purushotham // 2013-01-30 03:15:56 // //
  • Growing old is Mandate, growing up is Optional.

    Raj Purushotham // 2013-01-30 03:14:25 // //
  • well said! thank you Deepak Chopra! :))

    Daniela Mahala // 2013-01-30 03:11:19 // //
  • Does his problem have something to do with the silly youth cult today?

    Kristine Skancke // 2013-01-30 02:57:43 // //
  • I just graduated age 39. Thank you for your words xx

    Claire Preston // 2013-01-30 02:55:01 // //
  • WE should never ever compare - though it's hard to learn....

    Andreas Koller // 2013-01-30 02:38:03 // //
  • @Gisela: thanx 4 sharing - this is so true and important!

    Andreas Koller // 2013-01-30 02:37:37 // //
  • Love the post! I'm 54 and pursuing a doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine.

    Lotta Endahl // 2013-01-30 02:35:25 // //
  • The world is too focused on the seem and the "young age" when all a real sense when experience enables us to have a clear mind ... Deepak thank you for this answer!

    Myriam Miam // 2013-01-30 02:34:11 // //
  • Omg i luv this

    Meagan Charlebois // 2013-01-30 02:31:43 // //
  • I'm 47 working on my BS; will be done in November this year. NEVER too old :)

    Yvone Fuqua // 2013-01-30 02:29:47 // //
  • Excellent reminder!

    Autumn Gimbel // 2013-01-30 02:28:25 // //
  • Its a trouble we all have. Not so easy to not make it cross ur mind. When time is passing. Soooo fast.

    Kasim Hosany // 2013-01-30 02:27:24 // //
  • Thank you, Dr. Chopra. Your response was very helpful and illuminating.

    Kim A. Payne // 2013-01-30 02:24:17 // //
  • Very true Deepak, i have been a perpetual student for many years and only now do i feel more aligned. It can take your whole life to find your true calling, as long as your able to study your never to old. You will realize that later in life.

    Cristina Pav // 2013-01-30 02:15:00 // //
  • I graduated just prior to my 32nd birthday and am very happy I waited until I was ready to go to school. I now work in neuroscience at the biggest biotechnology company in the world.

    Christopher Biorn // 2013-01-30 02:13:24 // //
  • Thanks Dr, Chopra. I fit right in tis thought.

    Manuel Martinez Escalante // 2013-01-30 01:59:12 // //
  • Excellent thread. I'm a veteran and I am a little late starting school myself, sometimes I find myself envious of my peers and this post was PERFECT :) Thank you Deepak.

    Zackary Meier // 2013-01-30 01:58:34 // //
  • Love the wisdom. Namaste.

    Raúl Ocampo // 2013-01-30 01:53:06 // //
  • Thanks deepak. Needed that one

    Joel Tall Small // 2013-01-30 01:50:49 // //
  • dat geef ik vaak als raad mee,geweldig dat je het dan terug leest .wij willen vaak een bevestiging een mooi cadeau is dat thanks.white love Patricia.

    Patricia Duits // 2013-01-30 01:42:09 // //
  • Claudia Voskamp you may find this , a text of interest, on your special day. ;)

    Greg Nelson // 2013-01-30 01:36:10 // //
  • omg i so needed to hear it this proper way .. i am not 34 but feeling the same confusion in life and this Answer made it very easy to interpret my frustration with my choices .. thanks for sharing

    Zoya Anwer // 2013-01-30 01:14:23 // //
  • in my experience as a young student AND an adult student, adult students are far more interested in the learning process and taking pride in the end result. comparatively younger students often feel (from experience) and seem like they just want to get it done. i know which i'd rather be, and am proud of being.

    Leonie Henderson // 2013-01-30 01:14:12 // //
  • This is one of the best Questions and Answers that I've seen in this series. When I first heard you speak on the big island in Hawaii with Tony Robbin's 10-11 day course, your main presentation was on being "Ageless and Timeless". I remember the standing ovation that you had from the crowd, because you were bringing up some very important information in regards to the aging process and the fact that our bodies are transformed at a cellular level - every 7 years by the foods that we eat. I love a lot of the topics that you discuss on your FB pages, but I feel that the thing that drew me to YOUR Work... was the fact that you were helping people to transcend the strongly engrained "age awareness" that people buy into based on society's concept of aging. Out of everything that I have seen from your body of work, Deepak, your "Ageless and Timeless" information - was the most profound! Thanks for that awareness! ; )

    Cynthia Hamil // 2013-01-30 01:12:56 // //
  • The strongest limits are those we place on ourselves. Step out of that zone

    Anne Harnett // 2013-01-30 01:11:00 // //
  • I keep thinking time to time..when and what age will I feel, just OLD?..I turned 45 Tuesday and I still play REC Basketball with my son 20 and his homies COMPETITIVLY, cause I'm usually the driver.lol Run, Chase my daughter 9..and don't feel old at all, except for some early mornings..Thanks Deepak for the lessons and the meditation..< Glen MrMakeithappen Williams // 2013-01-30 01:09:47 // //

  • You continually ground me, Deepak. And for that, I am grateful. We occasionally need reminding that things are exactly the way they should be at this very moment in time. Much love to you Deepak!

    Linda Touchberry Schreiber // 2013-01-30 01:04:16 // //
  • dont campare yourself.....

    Aamir Siddique // 2013-01-30 00:54:04 // //
  • Is that Deepak Landers? Dr Phil Chopra? No, its Oprah Chopra!!!

    Mike Sales // 2013-01-30 00:48:12 // //
  • sir ,,your 7 spiritual laws of success was my first book of yours,,,and i wanted to convey you since long that its marvolous...it guids me always,,,,

    Yogini Mate // 2013-01-30 00:41:19 // //
  • Too Good! Couldn't have agreed more. The internal turbulence that emanates from the thoughts of comparing yourself to others leads to you being feeling a sense of void and true happiness is never achieved. Even if one achieves more than one has bargained for, still that inner peace, solace remains at a distant place and the heart yearns and craves to be in that state of blissfulness. Best is to live consciously, as enjoy and accomplish and yes, revel in the success of your peers.

    Rajbir Nagi // 2013-01-30 00:39:56 // //
  • Wise words Deepak. Such an obvious answer once I have read it. lol... Thank you.

    Peter Webster // 2013-01-30 00:27:17 // //
  • Dear student: get a grip! Learning is daily, & so is aging, if you do NOT honor & love it, y That's when you lose, no number will be any good for you, so wake up & smell the coffee!

    Jewelley Lumnz // 2013-01-30 00:24:18 // //
  • I thought life would get worse. Unpleasant memories for me. Life gets so much better as we grow, age, step outside, learn, accept, forgive, listen. It's a process, but we're all capable.

    Stacey Anne Bittner // 2013-01-30 00:23:50 // //
  • well said, of course :)

    Jeanette Burke // 2013-01-30 00:23:18 // //
  • age is a state of mind. If you think you are older and tell yourself that you are older you will be older. I have never felt nor acted my age and I love my life.

    Susan Heroff // 2013-01-30 00:22:02 // //
  • Very well put and good advice Deepak...I'm 56 and barley graduated highschool. I am out of the backwoods of Iowa from a little town of 100. I hit the road at 18 and have been a gypsy my whole life... There was no such thing as boys going to college on the farm. When I got in the big world it seemed like I was an outcast for not having gone to college...because it quickly appeared that was what everyone did or aspired to do. Well many decades later I'm still a rolling stone but much more of a refined and sophisticated one ...I wake everyday anxious with excitment to to live and give another day...like a kid that can't sleep on Christmas Eve.... The miracle and potential of life is hard to fathom.

    Gary Lee Gordon // 2013-01-30 00:20:23 // //
  • I graduated with my BSM at 43, you are way ahead of me... BTW, I am 44 in grad school.

    Cynthia Vasquez Ortega // 2013-01-30 00:20:18 // //
  • "Una mañana", escribe Ron Clarke, "malgasté casi una hora entera observando a una pequeña hormiga atravesar mi terraza atrás de mi casa, cargando una pluma grande. Varias veces estuvo confrontado con obstáculos en su camino y, después de una pausa momentánea, hizo la corrección necesaria"."En un punto de su camino la hormiga tenía que negociar una grieta en el concreto de unos 10 mm de ancho. Después de contemplar la situación unos momentos, la hormiga puso la pluma sobre la grieta, caminó sobre la pluma al otro lado de la grieta, cargó de nuevo su pluma y siguió su viaje"."Me fascinó la inteligencia de esta hormiga, una de las criaturas más pequeñas de Dios. Aquí tenemos un pequeño insecto, careciendo de tamaño pero al mismo tiempo equipado con un cerebro capaz de razonar, explorar, descubrir, vencer o conquistar. Las hormigas no tienen miedo de trabajar para lograr sus metas, trabajan en equipo, piensan bien y trabajan para triunfar sobre cualquier reto que encuentran en su camino y nunca se dejan por vencidos".

    Victor Manuel Morales Garcia // 2013-01-30 00:19:11 // //
  • Thank you.. I am slightly older then this student and thinking the same thing.. with lots of self doubt.. i needed this

    Karla Anderson // 2013-01-30 00:15:20 // //
  • Sentirse viejo a los 34 ha de ser terrible. Si queremos liderear nuestra vida y mas aun la de otras personas, hemos de estudiar toda la vida. Yo voy a los cincuenta y aun estudio y seguire estudiando si Dios me lo permite. Nunca es tarde.....Bendiciones.

    Victor Manuel Morales Garcia // 2013-01-30 00:12:50 // //
  • I hope I can parent like you Mary!

    Cazz Chandler // 2013-01-30 00:12:15 // //
  • I am very blessed to have had parents who were so wise and loving they let me bloom and grow at my own speed and taught me only to be the best me and not compare myself to others. I am grateful for such love. I have given that to my own child and she has amazed and delighted herself and me! Namaste, Dr, Chopra!

    Mary Zorn // 2013-01-30 00:07:07 // //
  • Yes, do what you <3

    Astrid Oliveras // 2013-01-30 00:05:18 // //
  • I feel everything happens in its' own time, as it is supposed to. Comparing yourself to others is time wasted. Be happy with your life whereever you are. :)

    Judith Barrett // 2013-01-29 23:59:54 // //
  • Love this as I am now 39 and just finished my holistic health certification last year. I am not taking more University courses in nutrition. I am far more focused and better able to learn in a subject that I am passionate about than I would have been 20 years ago.

    Candice Schwede // 2013-01-29 23:59:15 // //
  • At 34? - no way! You are young and need to chill out.

    Suzanne Brook // 2013-01-29 23:57:52 // //
  • thank you sir

    Omkar Kolte // 2013-01-29 23:57:08 // //
  • I could have attended school when I was 18, but I would done just that, attend and not succeed. I am using the GI Bill to go to school now, as a grand father of 4. Take Dr. Chopra's advice, concentrate on what you have, not what you used to have. If you are going to school you are lucky. There are literally thousands of people who would take your place in a flash. Be grateful, always be grateful. You did the right thing by asking for advice. God bless.

    Jose Tony Gonzalez // 2013-01-29 23:54:52 // //
  • iteresting

    Sandra Weber // 2013-01-29 23:54:33 // //
  • Thank you for your beautiful words Deepak. Constantly, I feel I am "supposed" to be where society wants me to be as well . This story resonated with me strongly. With loving gratitude

    Kristen Conwell // 2013-01-29 23:52:53 // //
  • mi love por you is greatful ,i love you

    Morya Diamante Azul // 2013-01-29 23:52:04 // //
  • Catherine de Montigny

    Tom Quinto // 2013-01-29 23:51:06 // //
  • lo amooooooooooo

    Morya Diamante Azul // 2013-01-29 23:50:22 // //
  • Thanks for the inspiration D...I had my first TAP DANCING lesson 3 months ago...which was 2 days after my 62nd Birthday!! I'm only as old as I think I am....it's NEVER TOO LATE to have a HAPPY Childhood..!

    Harry Royle // 2013-01-29 23:50:17 // //
  • yo estoy enamorada de chopra dios mandame un hombre como Mr .chopra

    Morya Diamante Azul // 2013-01-29 23:50:13 // //
  • Life is a journey, not a race, to be savored each step of the way! (I keep reminding myself!)

    Gloria Wetzel // 2013-01-29 23:49:38 // //
  • I was a brick house in my 20's..I look better now than i did in my 30's.....Now i gotta feel like i look...Pak u are awsome.

    Sheki Williams // 2013-01-29 23:47:13 // //
  • Love your words !

    Lori Hermelyn // 2013-01-29 23:46:20 // //
  • Very encouraging. ♡

    Abra Roland // 2013-01-29 23:43:54 // //
  • doing hatha yoga has kept me looking years younger than what i am...so i suggest yoga & meditation...my secret

    Starshine Giese // 2013-01-29 23:42:28 // //
  • I like to know more about dream weaver what are you seeing inside the glasses? I want to purchase would some type of preview can't find anything

    Melissa Sumpter // 2013-01-29 23:41:59 // //
  • As long as you are breathing, you are never to old to change. The greatest news is that no one will ever be 20 again.

    Kim Yarrell // 2013-01-29 23:35:48 // //
  • It is all in the mind....I am 59 and feel younger than ever, even with my pains and aches... I feel more confident and happy today with wrinkles and all. <3

    Helga Kuhne // 2013-01-29 23:34:08 // //
  • True, very true. Thank you for sharing DC & EC. :-)

    Jennifer Sharpe // 2013-01-29 23:33:50 // //
  • comparing. the ultimate self abuse.

    Bernadene Zennie // 2013-01-29 23:33:47 // //
  • Incredible stuff...tnx a lot !!!

    Kleponi T-b // 2013-01-29 23:31:10 // //
  • Wait until you are 61, then you can feel old! But seriously, I started to learn to play fiddle at at age 50. Yes, I know. It was nuts. It was beginners mind and had I known how hard it would be I wouldn't have tried at all. Yet in the eleven or so years I have been playing I have grown so much and learned so much. I wouldn't trade it for anything. It was my journey. Now music is part of my life everyday. No, I will not be going to Carnegie Hall, but the skills I gain in this incarnation will help in the next one. So you dig you heels in and learn all you can while you are here.

    Carrie Ann Dye // 2013-01-29 23:30:22 // //
  • My mum attained her degree at age 59 :)

    Veruschka Rugbeer // 2013-01-29 23:30:08 // //
  • The notion of age is just a concept. As one of your books reads: "our earthly existence is but a brief parenthesis in the eternity of the universe". We are not our bodies or our careers; we are pure consciousness and energy at our core level.

    Sergio De La Rosa // 2013-01-29 23:29:18 // //
  • Learn to erase the limitations of age as well as all other limitations from your radar screen. Just remember that everything you are doing and have done has been in perfection for you and your soul. Walk in peace knowing you are right where you belong doing exactly what you should be learning.

    Rona Frye // 2013-01-29 23:28:43 // //
  • My life isn't anyone else's....that concept allows me to be who I really am and to reach my highest potential. Thanks for all your guided wisdom Deepak. It has saved my life in many ways. And I take your energy and wisdom and pass it on to others.

    Andrea John // 2013-01-29 23:28:14 // //
  • Well said Sir.. Respect!!

    Julie Meskar // 2013-01-29 23:24:05 // //
  • <3

    Elizabeth Mauro // 2013-01-29 23:23:33 // //
  • DEEPAK,I allways say YOU ROCK!!!!!

    Marilyn Ramos Cruz // 2013-01-29 23:21:45 // //
  • Compare

    Poul Erik Hansen // 2013-01-29 23:21:00 // //
  • I used to computer myself a lot to others that måde me feel disempowered . I do it far less now taking my power back. It's been a long journey , an ongoing process but it's been worth it.

    Poul Erik Hansen // 2013-01-29 23:20:41 // //
  • Never is too late! Wise words From Deepak.

    Laura López Guzman // 2013-01-29 23:20:29 // //
  • Thank you, this hit home with me. I am 52 and want to pass the CA bar exam. At this point, it is my nemesis.

    Kathryn Blair // 2013-01-29 23:20:20 // //
  • I just broke into a big, huge smile as I read this Deepak. You have a way with words. And you are helping people. A light warrior!

    Jerica Guillory // 2013-01-29 23:19:40 // //
  • Hi, I`m 45 and working on my masters, my dad went back to school in his sixties and started a new career - let go of that number and live your life fully. Give your 20 year old classmates the gift of knowing that they don`t have to stop living and pursuing their dreams at a certain age. Give yourself the gift of enjoying your journey.

    Rgarrett // 2013-01-29 23:13:59 // //
  • Well said, Your never too old, your spirit is always evolving through real world experiences. All things are temporary no matter how long you've been doing them.

    Greg Yanasak // 2013-01-29 23:12:43 // //
  • One man's floor is another man's ceiling.

    Dianne Chambers // 2013-01-29 23:11:34 // //
  • Words I needed to hear. Thank you.

    Deanna Ketner // 2013-01-29 23:11:26 // //
  • that wud have been my answer as well..there are too many people who are ashamed of growing 'old' so to say..simple coz' they havent grown 'up' yet.

    Asha Sridhar // 2013-01-29 23:11:20 // //
  • Wise words. I am 45 and an undergraduate. I had a great journey getting here and it will continue.

    Anastasia Sim // 2013-01-29 23:10:03 // //
  • Deepak The Greatest! :)

    Adisa Mujakic // 2013-01-29 23:09:55 // //
  • wise words, thanks <3

    Svjetlana Strižak // 2013-01-29 23:09:37 // //
  • Wonderful timing, as always! Thank you.

    Malia Taylor Krosschell // 2013-01-29 23:09:29 // //
  • Excellent answer, Mr. Chopra.

    Laura Ulrich // 2013-01-29 23:07:07 // //
  • Deepak you're the best.

    Chris Travis // 2013-01-29 23:06:36 // //
  • tnx

    Ashani Lawrence // 2013-01-29 23:06:20 // //
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Sharlene Williams // 2013-01-29 23:06:06 // //
  • well said my dear Deepak

    María Sol Bonacossa // 2013-01-29 23:04:17 // //
  • I am getting my undergraduate degree and facing the same feelings. I am not 20 but I don't relate to 50 year olds either. I know I bring a lot to the classroom and life with maturity but I struggle to feel connected to others. I do celebrate always being able to begin again.

    Denise Kendall Dingwall // 2013-01-29 23:03:35 // //
  • ;)

    Mariana Casillas Zuluaga // 2013-01-29 23:02:23 // //
  • Your words are so inspiring!!

    Lourdes Octaviano // 2013-01-29 23:00:58 // //
  • :)

    Lucy Candy // 2013-01-29 23:00:29 // //
  • Yeah hello I got my Degree at 21. Still trying to work out what to do at 39. As half those 20 year olds will be doing in twenty years ...

    Cath Wath // 2013-01-29 23:00:18 // //
  • Thank you !!

    Ula Popielak // 2013-01-29 22:59:46 // //
  • words of wisdom, thank you, Deepak.

    Lisa Kramer // 2013-01-29 22:59:27 // //
  • Thank you for succeeding in your dreams. I find filling in the spaces with acceptance of self and gratitude that I did take the first step shines right back at me as one of the winks from the universe.

    Heidi Schunke // 2013-01-29 22:58:27 // //
  • Just truly Great, Deepak, thanks for sharing it ! ! I am very much there now - - And, I love all I am now at 37, IMMENSELY Great is What Maturity Really Makes You Be - See, and Truly Focus ON As Wanna Be, IN Real : ) : ) ! ! Thanks for all < < Marc : ) : ) - - ! ! - - ! !

    Marcelus B Alves // 2013-01-29 22:57:35 // //
  • is true my great master, living life consciously, is the most important long term.

    Michael Brügger // 2013-01-29 22:56:56 // //
  • I am 61 & AWAKE! This is a blessing in its self!! I'm old...according to some people!! 'Live Long & Prosper!'

    Sophia Williams // 2013-01-29 22:56:32 // //
  • Live your life consciously.....every single thing.

    Mai Theodocion // 2013-01-29 22:56:16 // //
  • I am 53 now, and trying to do the same thing!!! It is just that the money thing keeps getting in the way, EVERY time I try to go back to school! You are very lucky! :-)

    Barbara Ditler // 2013-01-29 22:56:05 // //
  • right on, right on

    Billy Trotter // 2013-01-29 22:55:49 // //
  • Thanks!

    Rikita Ford // 2013-01-29 22:55:08 // //
  • Thanks to you D. you get to the point...

    François Doc Globensky // 2013-01-29 22:53:59 // //
  • Along with being in tuned with being all aroundly aligned,thinkin young will make u feel young which in result,you'll age slow,also bein less stressed in ur current mess,and always finding positive reasons and routes 2 constant happiness,manifestinwhat u want 2 feel is very easy,sometimes u gotta seduce yourself. Thx Deepak. Love, M. Gonzalez

    Martin HybridHumane Gonzalez // 2013-01-29 22:52:14 // //
  • Wow! Again Dr. Chopra has the exact words to say!!

    Araceli Silva // 2013-01-29 22:49:13 // //
  • I am 44 and looking to do something new. We never stop growing and learning, each new journey is exciting.

    Dawn Stamplecoskie // 2013-01-29 22:49:10 // //
  • I didn't finish grad school til I was 57. So? I didn't learn to really love and accept myself until I was even older. Things take however long they take. My folks are 88 and 93 and they still work so I guess age is relative! I am happier today than ever.

    Carol Carter // 2013-01-29 22:48:44 // //
  • Good lines "It’s better to simply make life choices that are aligned with your true needs and purpose and not compare it to anyone else’s, because your life isn’t anyone else’s "

    Raj Krishnan // 2013-01-29 22:48:32 // //
  • Love you answer Deepak! So thoughtful...and deep. Thank you!

    Ramona Gheorghe // 2013-01-29 22:48:15 // //
  • <3 Thank you...

    Patty Batallas Guerrero // 2013-01-29 22:48:14 // //
  • Age is but a number inspire your being every moment and embrace the light at the end of the tunnel! One Lovee

    Pat LaScala // 2013-01-29 22:47:26 // //
  • You are my lord deepak...

    Mark Fara // 2013-01-29 22:46:41 // //
  • Wow that works in every situation.

    Kristin Bradshaw // 2013-01-29 22:46:39 // //
  • .....If you like what you are studying...that`s enough, and really a lot to ask these days, since noone is fully satisfied with their lives. Next time i would replace the word "should", for "convenient".

    Denise // 2013-01-29 22:46:05 // //
  • I am 34 and happy than ever!! loving life!! ;)

    Maria Davila // 2013-01-29 22:45:16 // //
  • Thank you that was definitely enlightening.

    Storm Phoenix // 2013-01-29 22:44:32 // //
  • What an excellent response...thank you, Deepak...

    Jane Davis // 2013-01-29 22:44:28 // //
  • Don't judge their outsides by your insides.

    Joe Snyder // 2013-01-29 22:44:11 // //
  • Thinking that this would apply to everyone at any age. Thanks!!!!

    Noraen Saldivar Gutiérrez // 2013-01-29 22:43:58 // //
  • Aging physically is the Only thing other than our Spiritual connection that we All have in common :) we All get older on the outside, yet are eternally connected..the same <3

    Amber Weiss // 2013-01-29 22:41:37 // //
  • thank you that really helped me out.

    Peter Dever Jr. // 2013-01-29 22:41:11 // //
  • What a beautiful answer one of the simpliest and right to the point, great advice Deepak.

    Jeff Borg // 2013-01-29 22:41:02 // //
  • Comparison is the thief of joy. -Theodore Roosevelt

    Laurie Labadie // 2013-01-29 22:40:44 // //
  • so true... thank you for your work. I want to be able to receive this everyday.

    Cecilia Suhr // 2013-01-29 22:40:43 // //
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgqFT8N6tXU

    Morya Diamante Azul // 2013-01-29 22:40:36 // //
  • Un saludo afectuoso al valiente Chopra, versiòn lire de lo que exprea es que no debe importarle , el PASADO, vover a ver atrás y ver lo que no pudo hace, es absurdo(pero todos lo hacemos), focalizarse en sus fortalezas ahora es lo que cuenta : vivir el instante, no ver para pasado , ni para futuro, (no sabe si llegará(Sendero del mago de Chopra, agua para el sediento), Te apreciamos Deepak, has cambiado muchas vidas)...---------"Siete leyes espirituales para crear abundancia", mis primeros libros...ERES GRANDE, que un millón de ángeles vigilen tu entrada y tu salida..

    Irene Mora // 2013-01-29 22:40:33 // //
  • Deepak you look younger with that haircut!

    Brunella Puelles // 2013-01-29 22:40:32 // //
  • I went back at 54. My life is as sweet as I've ever know. I wasn't ready to be a counselor at 20 something. I'm not growing old, I'm growing awesome. The older I get, the more I realize I am blessed to enjoy the lessons life has brought. I like who I am and enjoy waking up everyday. Give thanks for all that's right in your life and enjoy who you are.

    Donovan Henry // 2013-01-29 22:40:24 // //
  • THANK YOU!!!!! Needed to hear this

    James Clark // 2013-01-29 22:40:13 // //
  • great ansewr....bye.

    Marileuza Lopes // 2013-01-29 22:40:08 // //
  • es de esto de lo que hablo habla con tus celulas son tus pequeñas hijas

    Morya Diamante Azul // 2013-01-29 22:39:37 // //
  • Deeppak Chopra박사님 반갑습니다 저는 Menas Kafatos박사님 부부의 친구입니다 3월9일 한국에 오실 때 만나뵙겠습니다 늘 건강과 행복이 함께 하시기 기원합니다^^

    김용숙 // 2013-01-29 22:39:19 // //
  • Needed to hear this. I am in the exact same position. Thank you.

    Marcel Wormsley // 2013-01-29 22:39:03 // //
  • Hit home for me! Love everything you do, but this 34 y/o Junior (working on degree #2) loves this! :) Namaste.

    Brianne Armstrong // 2013-01-29 22:38:52 // //
  • One could also think of this as an opportunity to date younger people, or just party on with them. ;)

    Dora Ann McKelvey // 2013-01-29 22:38:43 // //
  • To the person who wrote the question: I started my career in Dance and Choreography at 30 and now a few years later , I am going to Japan to do my first International Choreography. I used to think I was too 'old' but life showed me otherwise. The soul is eternal. It has no limit or age. It's all how you see yourself. Enjoy without regrets. <3

    Ashima Suri // 2013-01-29 22:38:21 // //
  • Gosh Deepak, I was just now thinking about this. Some of my friends and aquaintences from decades ago have not aged one bit. They look exactly the same it seems. How do they do that? I'm amazed.

    Nicki Green // 2013-01-29 22:38:14 // //
  • Deepak, you inspire me, even at 60 :) :)

    Tessa Piotrowski Kristensen // 2013-01-29 22:38:09 // //
  • Wow I do this alot thinking about my age and not having a child yet.

    Renee Scalfani // 2013-01-29 22:38:09 // //
  • Get it set in your mind that there is no one like....YOU...

    Barbara Keepitladylike Hunter // 2013-01-29 22:38:05 // //
  • Great answer, as always (and curiously always aptly timed to boot). Thank you.

    C. Kim Russell // 2013-01-29 22:38:00 // //
  • how can u stop the process of aging, got a good one, find out how many time's you've been here. Trust me, you'll fall right into the universal order of thing's....sharing is caring:))!!

    Essie Lacay // 2013-01-29 22:37:38 // //
  • wonderful advice

    Philip Loveless // 2013-01-29 22:37:32 // //
  • Just be U and then there NOTHING/no one to compare yourself to!!! ❤❤❤

    Louise Maree // 2013-01-29 22:36:16 // //
  • Love!!

    Shealla Sargent // 2013-01-29 22:36:07 // //
  • Beautiful!

    Kash Brown // 2013-01-29 22:35:51 // //
  • Very well spoken advice. Hi there, Dr. Deepak. You're look healthy as usual! Namaste :-)

    Katherine Riebe // 2013-01-29 22:35:16 // //
  • great ansewr

    Zita Ferreira // 2013-01-29 22:35:08 // //
  • In other words: don't hate, appreciate.

    Rachel Abramson // 2013-01-29 22:35:01 // //
  • Too bad he was on Bill Oreily's show. Very disappointed.

    Lori Matiella Murray // 2013-01-29 22:34:48 // //
  • thanks you....namaste.

    Marileuza Lopes // 2013-01-29 22:33:52 // //
  • Love the response

    Leena Isoaho // 2013-01-29 22:33:41 // //
  • Triple like!

    Celeste Selby // 2013-01-29 22:33:29 // //
  • such a handsome man :)

    Joy Smith // 2013-01-29 22:33:10 // //