I started thinking about this. I also started thinking about people I know - people who are younger than I am - who have started talking about some of things that their parents should or shouldn't do. As if it were their choice to make. Honestly, the way some people treat their parents. I understand the caring and concern of aging parents. But to prevent an adult from doing something just so they don't hurt themselves.....well to me, that is craziness. I would rather die living my life and pursuing my dreams than wasting away, being preserved so that nothing happens to me and that I can be sustained as long as possible. That's not a life.
I haven't raised my kids to take the easy way out. I hope that I've raised them as well as set an example to always challenge themselves. I will allow and encourage them to follow their dreams. I hope when I am (much) older, they will allow me to continue to follow mine.