“It’s on you to make life interesting”: Never leave the playground

“The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.”  —from Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

I was a child, oh, so long ago. Occasionally, on long, hot summer days when the cicadas droned in the trees beside a dried-up creek bed, I would say, “I’m bored.”

I was a parent of young children, not so long ago. Occasionally, on days too bitter cold for snowman building, one of them would say, “I’m bored.”

I’ve watched friends entering retirement. Occasionally, during the time of adjustment from full-time work to excess leisure, some would say, “I’m bored.”

Boredom will never be a problem for Stephen Jepson, who adopts the motto: “Never leave the playground.” At 72 years of age, he wants to help other people become less—as he puts it—”fall-y, down-y.”

Eloquence might not be his strong suit, but agility sure is. Let this man’s vibrancy inspire you.

Video from http://www.growingbolder.com


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