views on aging

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by deathiscoming, Jun 8, 2007.

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  1. Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is
    when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about
    aging that you think in fractions.

    "How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a
    half. You're 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 gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna
    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 turn 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 brakes,
    it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are

    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!

    You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you
    TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, 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!!
  2. Blackness

    Blackness Guest

    I dont want to get old!
    I'd be more than happy to make it past tomorrow.
  3. Syd

    Syd Guest

    I don't like being young, I never really seem to fit in with others my age. It's always been that way for me.

    I would love to be 30, or 40, and 50 sounds beautiful to me. My father is in his 50s, and I just respect him so much.. he's experienced a lot, has a great sense of humor, and has this amazing wisdom on life that is just inspiring.

    I'm 24 and wish I would age faster! I'm just glad I'm an adult, because there's so much challenge, this adventure and test of strength is what excites me about life. I love the freedom of being able to pursue many fields of work and new experiences on my own, and all of the different personalities and cultures of the world fascinate me.

    From my experiences, with age comes maturity and personality, I'm usually much more attracted to intelligent, independent successful adults rather than the young population so commonly flaunted by mainstream media and the entertainment industry.

    I'm impressed by those who can separate themselves from the pack, succeed in their own individual paths, those who are innovative and original.

    Wine develops a richer taste with age, such is often the same with people. I look up to these people and respect them, like a child idolizes an older sibling.

    That's not to say that there aren't young people with adult personalities whose company I enjoy, but it's probably more common for me to get along with the older population these days.

    Unfortunately I'm often concerned with my health, and I just can't shake the feeling that I'm going to die young. :(

    My family has a history of heart problems and my lifestyle and personality have always been abnormally extreme.

    None of my relatives have suffered from the high anxiety and other mental health problems I seem to exhibit.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2007
  4. jcat

    jcat Staff Alumni

    when i was 5 1/2 i didn't want to live to 10. then it was 18. now i'm 32. and fight everyday. i hope to see 40, even 33. just not sure. thanks for the outlook on aging. made me laff.thank you
  5. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I enjoyed the post. It brought a smile at how true it really is.:biggrin:
  6. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    That was a wonderful post hun, thank you for sharing it with us. :hug:
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