This isn’t a quote rather its the entire(!) first chapter of Roger Rosenblatt’s – Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life. Was talking to a friend about something today and recollected this during the discussion. I read this book earlier in the year and this particular chapter stayed with me. Succinctly put.
Whatever you think matters—doesn’t. Follow this rule. and it will add decades to your life. It does not matter if you are late, or early; if you are here, or if you are there; if you said it, or did not say it; if you were clever, or if you were stupid; if you are having a bad hair day, or a no hair day; if your boss looks at you cockeyed; if your girlfriend or boyfriend looks at you cockeyed; if you are cockeyed; if you don’t get that promotion, or prize, or house, or if you do. It doesn’t matter.