View on Aging

  1. I really liked this. I'm not especially a fan of George Carlin, but this is worth sharing.
    George Carlin's view on aging
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    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!"
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    You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five!
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    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.. . . YEAS!!!
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    > > > > > > >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?
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    You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40.
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    Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 . . . and your dreams are gone.
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    But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!
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    So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
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    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 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.
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    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!"
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    > > > > > > >May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
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    > > > > > > >HOW TO STAY YOUNG
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    1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
    Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
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    2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
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    3. Keep learning. Learn 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 Alzheimer's.
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    4. Enjoy the simple things.
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    5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
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    6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
    Be ALIVE while you are alive.
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    7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
    Your home is your refuge.
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    8 Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
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    9.. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
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    10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
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    AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
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    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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  3. by   bagladyrn
    Good post! My latest goal in life is to become a totally outrageous old woman and a complete embarrassment to my boys when they are middle aged and trying to be respectable!
    They boys tell me I've got it all down except for the old part:chuckle

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