Going from “forever young” to “old”?

Driving in my car yesterday, I heard a new song by artist Ke$ha (Kesha) titled “We R Who We R”.

It’s a catchy, upbeat song which featured some words that caught my attention:

“We’ll be forever young…You know we’re superstars…”

I regularly make a conscious effort to speak, and sing, words that reinforce that which I am in alignment with.

For instance, I resist singing along with Misery, a catchy song by Maroon 5 that proclaims “I am in misery”. Actually, no, I’m not in misery (nor do I want to be) and as catchy as the song is (and as much as I love Maroon 5), I change the channel when that song comes on.


We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world. - Buddha

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the
complete sum of all his thoughts.
- James Allen


So what songs influence your thoughts?  What lyrics are being repeated in your mind?

Take the time to consider how this may be affecting your outcomes.

It never ceases to amaze me when I hear someone around my age say “I’m old”.  When did we go from singing songs that reinforce vitality to creating our own songs about antiquity and inability?

Think about how you felt about “grown ups” when you were in high school.  Have you become one of those who you may have once perceived to be out of touch and old fashioned?  Why (or why not)?

Growing up is great.  We’re smarter, wiser, better able to make decisions, better equipped to help others…but who said we had to get boring, negative and stale?

What thoughts are you reinforcing in yourself that aren’t in alignment with what you really want?

Must you accept those thoughts and make them your own?  Or can you reject them and replace them with new thoughts?

What would happen if you sang along with Kesha and proclaimed that you are a superstar?  How might you be better able to influence positive change in the world if others truly saw your brilliance?

Facebook comments:

5 Responses to Going from “forever young” to “old”?

  1. my song is YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE by the Free Radicals. “Don’t give up you got the music in you, one more time you got the music in you…….

  2. Max says:

    I have seveal songs that “does it for me” but here’s two that I’d like to share:
    Dynamite
    I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, Saying AYO Gotta let go
    I wanna celebrate and live my life
    Saying AYO, Baby, let’s go

    Born to be alive!
    People ask me why I never find a place to stop and settle Down down down
    But I never wanted all the things that people need to justify their Lives lives lives
    You see we’re born, born, born to be alive (born too be alive)

    Now if that doesn’t make you want to get up and live life…..:-) No growing old for me in the near future!

  3. My song is an oldie:
    “You can do magic. You can anything your heart desires. Magic! And you know you’re the one who puts out the fire.”
    I love to use this song in my STAR Performance program. We usually have people dancing in the aisles.

    Thanks for your post. Couldn’t agree more.

  4. We are Family – that usually gets me going – I too don’t listen to the songs about suicide, stuff like that. I can’t comprehend that at all. However, when a peppy song comes on the car radio – I turn up the volume, roll down the window a bit and just jive! and I am 60! I love it when people are looking over to see what the heck all that noise is!

  5. Debra Pope says:

    Hi Ricci: This is awesome! Can’t wait to see you again!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>