At 66 years of age Greta Silver started her own youtube-channel and has since received millions of views from people wanting to discover happiness in life, playfully and buoyant. Happiness, says Greta Silver, is a decision - we are not helplessly at the mercy of life’s circumstances. How will I feel if I dare, if I take that step into the unknown, that is what is carrying me through life.
'I am seventy, right in my prime, and that’s exactly how I feel. I wouldn’t want to be a day younger; in fact my life’s constantly becoming lighter, more exciting and creative. This age makes me so happy. It’s so colourful. I’d never have dreamt it would be like this when I was younger. It’s not that I had negative preconceptions about aging; the self-fulfilling prophecy that life’s beauty and joy are all over in old age was never true for me. It’s quite the opposite! Every morning when I wake up, the joy of the new day flows through me. What wonderful things will this day bring?
I don’t want to be young again. Nothing would get me back into the hamster wheel of my earlier years. When I was seventeen, I believed life’s excitement would be all over by the time I hit thirty-five. When I reached thirty-five, the fifty-year-olds seemed ancient to me and then at fifty, the sixty-five-year-olds, and so it goes, which proves: Age is totally subjective – everyone can decide how 'old' or 'young' they feel. Age is a question of perspective!'