I’m 50

I’m 50 years young! What a monumental moment in life. I can finally give [good] counsel. If you’d like, I could tell you who to be, where to be, and when to be.

Or more importantly, I could remind you of how to be the aspect of yourself who wants nothing more but to be your best self.

Yehuda Ben Teima would say: Five years is the age for the study of Scripture. Ten, for the study of Mishnah. Thirteen, for the obligation to observe the mitzvot. Fifteen, for the study of Talmud. Eighteen, for marriage. Twenty, to pursue [a livelihood]. Thirty, for strength, Forty, for understanding. Fifty, for counsel. Sixty, for sagacity. Seventy, for elderliness. Eighty, for power. Ninety, to stoop. A hundred-year-old is as one who has died and passed away and has been negated from the world (Pirkei Avos, 5: 21).

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