Yes, it’s a choice.
If we decide that we’re over the hill, we’re a lot more likely to give up on all the things that keep us young and on the path of improvement.
guarding our sleep,
moving our bodies,
challenging our minds.
We see plenty of examples of people who are thriving in their forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies: learning new skills or peaking at their sport.
Are they the ones who merely got lucky?
Or did they reach their mid-forties, look around at the landscape, and choose to keep climbing upward?