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    Default Ageing. Don't put yourself down.

    Recieved as an email. I beg to share it.


    George Carlin's Views on Ageing:

    Do you realise 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 ageing 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 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 H IT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you H IT Wednesday!

    You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you H IT 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!!
    HOW TO STAY YOUNG

    1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'

    2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

    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.

    4. Enjoy the simple things.

    5. Laugh often, long and loud.. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

    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.

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

    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.

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

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


    AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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    Well ... he's dead, y'know ...

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    Thank you, I enjoyed that. I personally have never really minded aging. At least I say that now...
    "It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Thought breeds thought." ~ Henry David Thoreau

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    I like this thread..
    The best thing about getting older is not caring about the small stuff.. I laugh at stuff now that used to stress me silly

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    I love George Carlin, may he rest in peace.
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

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    Oh, I am so going to make it to 101 just to show Carlin!

    But yeah, aging happens, that's life, there's nothing I can do about it so why worry.

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    one thought i've had about aging...

    i've been reconsidering ever having kids because all of my friends with kids look much older than i do (and they're either the same age or even younger by a few years). and some confide in me how they can't get any free time to just veg out for 30 mins, or even take a bath in silence. sounds horrible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    one thought i've had about aging...

    i've been reconsidering ever having kids because all of my friends with kids look much older than i do (and they're either the same age or even younger by a few years). and some confide in me how they can't get any free time to just veg out for 30 mins, or even take a bath in silence. sounds horrible...
    My idea about that is that they're doing something wrong. I would like to keep that illusion.

    There are plenty of older parents who swear that having young kids keeps them young. It certainly depends individually.

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    Love it! I love him.
    I feel better now that I'm in my 30's. I feel less restless. I am still more restless than most but before it was like standing in the middle of a tornado full of oppurtunities and life paths and I was so dizzy and confused trying to figure out what I wanted to do..who did I want to be... What kind of life did I want..I feel much more calm now.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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