We, the Semi Elderly, grew up in the 40s-50s-60s, studied and dated in the 50s-60s-70s, married, and discovered the world in the 60s-70s-80s.

We ventured into the 70s-80s stabilized in the 90s, got wiser in the 2000s, and went firmly through the 2010s.

Turns out we've lived through nine different decades, two different centuries, and two different millennia.

We've gone from the telephone with an operator for long-distance calls to video calls to anywhere in the world; we have gone from slides to YouTube, from vinyl records to online music, and from handwritten letters to email and WhatsApp.

We've gone from live matches on the radio to black and white TV and then to HDTV.

We went to Blockbuster, and now we are watching Netflix. We got to know the first computers, punch cards, and diskettes, and now we have gigabytes and megabytes in hand on our cell phones or iPads.

We wore shorts throughout childhood and long pants, oxfords, Bermuda shorts, etc.

We dodged infantile paralysis, meningitis, H1N1, flu, and COVID-19.

We rode roller skates and tricycles, invented cars, bicycles, mopeds, gasoline, or diesel cars, and now we ride hybrids or 100% electric cars.

Yes, we've been through a lot, but what a great life we've had! They could describe us as "exennials," people born in that world of the fifties, with an analog childhood and digital adulthood. We're kind of "Ya-seen-it-all."

Our generation has lived through and witnessed more than others in every dimension. It is our generation that has adapted to "change."
A big round of applause to all the members of an extraordinary generation, which are unique.

Here's a precious and very true message: Time does not stop! Life is a task that we do ourselves every day. When you look - it's already six in the afternoon; when you look - it's already Friday; when you look - the month is over; when you look - the year is over; when you look - 50, 60, 70, and 80 years have passed!

When you look - we no longer know where our friends are. When you look - we lost the love of our life, and now it's too late to go back.
Don't stop doing something you like due to lack of time. Don't stop having someone by your side, because your children will soon not be yours, and you will have to do something with that remaining time.

The only thing you'll miss will be the space that can only be enjoyed with the usual friends. This time, that, unfortunately, never returns. The day is today! WE'RE NO LONGER AT AN AGE TO POSTPONE ANYTHING.