SO true.Love it! I wish my Dad was so young at heart.
He quit tennis in his early 80s due to pride. because he could no longer play at a standard he thought was okay - against the doctor's and my advice, and against my subsequent nagging, even though I said I'd play him every week and I didn't care how he played. He's gone downhill quickly since then - physically, mentally and emotionally.
The moral of the story ... screw pride. Shrug off the static of judgmental people who want you to stop believing in what you do. Just do it.