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Most of Us Have Gears We Never Use

By RiversZen | Ageless Living

Gears We Never UseI never know where I am going to find my news of the day.  Today I found it in a Snoopy cartoon.  Suffice to say I have been a Snoopy fan for a very long time.  Snoopy is only about 7 months older than I, having first appeared in the comic strip on October 4, 1950.


The cartoon I saw on Facebook was of Snoopy wearing a helmet while sitting on a bicycle.  The caption says “Life is like a ten-speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use.”  


That statement can be a life lesson encouraging us to dig deeper as we have abilities beyond our current experience.  It can be a reality check acknowledging our knowledge of our own wishes and desires . . . just because we can doesn’t mean we need to.


When I get on a bike, I don’t care how many gears it has.  I just want to enjoy the great outdoors and experience my surroundings.


In a November 2015 issue of The Atlantic they shared a bit of biographical history on his character stating “Snoopy figured that since no one will ever see you the way you see yourself, you might as well build your world around fantasy, create the person you want to be, and live it out, live it up.”  Snoopy has always been bolder than I.  Maybe that is why I’ve always admired him.  Ponder those words of wisdom for the day and create the person you want to be.


Peggy Stevens is the founder, owner and operator of RiversZen Fitness Studios in Oregon and Washington. She is also the creator of StretchPro. You can join Peggy live at or follow her online at


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