I woke up this morning thinking about how often I choose comfort over courage. This juxtaposition can be applied to everything, from decisions about where or how we live, to what we believe in and vote for, to what we are willing to lend our voices and reputations to, to our identities and what we believe we are good (or not good) at.
It occurs to me that if I want to be vital into my old age, I need to choose courage over comfort. I need to remain open to unlearning old ideas so I can learn new things, to challenging my own assumptions, and to embracing concepts that were previously unknown or unappealing to me. I suspect that the key to lifelong vitality may be the ability to change my own mind.