Age really doesn’t mean much nowadays

Monday, July 7, 2008 | 10:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:15 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

There has been a lot of talk this election year about age, as in young versus old. Since a lot of the discussion centers around how many years each presidential candidate has been on the Planet Earth, I never weigh in on it. That’s because I know people who are old at 40 and people who are young at 85. I know people who matured at 18 and people 90 years old who never grew up. I have known individuals who have made remarkably astute decisions when they were only 16 and others who have used incredibly bad judgment at 68. And I’m not nearly as impressed by a person’s experiences as I am by the lessons she learned from them. As far as I’m concerned, it’s all about mind-set.