02 Philosophy for Old age

02 Philosophy for Old age

If you don’t read this to the very end, you have lost a day in your life, and when you have finished do as I am doing and send it on.

Do you realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we are kids?

If you are less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about ageing that you think in fractions.

‘How old are you?’   ‘I’m four and a half!’

You’re never four and a half, going on five!   That’s the key.

You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back.   You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

‘How old are you?’

‘I’m going to be 16!’   You could be 13, but hey, you’re going to be 16!

And then the greatest day of your life….. You become 21.   Even the words sound like a ceremony.

You become 21…. Yessss!!!

But then you’re 30.   Oooohh, what happened there?   Makes you sound like bad milk!

He TURNED; we had to throw him out.

There’s no fun now, you’re Just a sour-dumpling.   What’s wrong?   What’s changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re PUSHING 40….   Whoa!

Put on the breaks, it’s all slipping away.

Before you know it you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait you MAKE it to 60.   You didn’t think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You’ve built up so much speed that you HIT 70!

After that it’s a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday, April 10, 2013!

You get into your 80’s and avery day is a complete cycle;

You HIT lunch; You TURN 4:30; You REACH bedtime.

And it doesn’t end there Into the 90’s, you start going backwards;

‘I Was JUST 92.’

Then a strange thing happens.

If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again.

‘I’m 100 and a half!’

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

How to stay young

  1. 1Throw out nonessentialThis includes old age, weight and height.   Let the doctors worry about them.   That’s why you pay ‘them’

  2. 2Keep only cheerfulThe grouches pull you down.

  3. 3KeepLearn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever…   Never let the brain idle.   ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’   And the devil’s name is Alzeimer’s.

  4. 4Enjoy the simple things.

  5. 5Laugh often, long andLaugh until you gasp for breath.

  6. 6The tersEndure, grieve, and move on.   The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.   Be ALIVE while you are alive.

  7. 7Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies,Your home is your refuge.

  8. 8Cherish your health:   If it is good, preserveIf it is unstable, improve it, get help.

  9. 9Don’t take guiltTake a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

  10. 10Tell the people that you love them, at every opportunity.

  11. 11AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

And if you don’ send this to at least 8 people – who cares?

But do share this with someone…. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!!


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Philosophy for Old Age

George Carlin on age 102 (absolutely Brilliant)

Music: Ernest Cortazar “Eternal Love Affair”

He Yan Jan 2010