Mom’s had a good life, is well loved by her family, and she and my dad traveled quite a lot over the 64 years they were married.
A few, like “Smitty,” who was part of the Anzio landing in WWII, or the very talkative lady who doesn't remember much but remembers performing on Broadway in the 50's, have had pretty amazing lives. They DID things and saw things that became a part of them, and they remember those things. And their kids and grandkids and great-grandkids might even remember someday.
Sadly, most have no great stories, none beyond the fact that they worked and raised kids who hate to visit them now, or worse. A few wrinkled faces sometimes look regretful about their lack of adventures. That regretful look is painful to see because there is no way to undo it and they seem know they could have done things, could have had adventures, but didn't.
I believe that long time motorcycle riders have the spirit to do more than merely live. Try not to be one of those who regrets what they did not do.