Starting All Over At Age 62

Uncle Leo: Everybody saying I’m moving too fast.

Har-old: You’re not moving fast enough, if you ask me! Did they spend 32 years in jail? Did they miss their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s?

Uncle Leo: That’s how I feel. I’m moving too slow. I need to get my driving license, my social security card, my own place. I got a lot to do.

Har-old: You not only have to make up for the past 32 years but you’re at an age associated with death. People my age, we in good health, we look good, our belief is we will live forever and got all the time in the world to get things done. People your age walk with canes, have wrinkles on their face, need other people to take care of them. These are signs of deterioration and that you don’t have much time left. You made it through 32 years of prison. Now, you have to make it in a world that is different from the 70’s and 80’s. You know, many employers don’t hire people over 35. You can’t get no “good job” because you’re a felon. You have no choice but to be an entrepreneur and make your leather company work for you.

Har-old, what if your ambition made people say, “you’re moving too fast!” What if your actions made people say, “Slow down!” What if death associated itself with you through other means like diseases and cancers? What if being an entrepreneur was NOT by choice but by FORCE in order for you to eat?


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