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How we get older, how to stay young

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George Carlin's Views on Aging

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 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!

You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you

REACH 4:30; you MAKE IT to 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, to the next county,

even 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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Fantastic. Thanks for sharing. It came on a day when I needed a good laugh.

Caroln

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" An idle mind is the devil's

workshop." And the devil's name is ..............

No, Wait, yes... oh nearly had it then ... it's on the tip of my tongue

..... it's no use, I can't remember :(

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:rolleyes:

Hi

I was told by a Doctor when you remember you have forgotten something you haven't got anything to worry about. It's when you dont remember that you have forgotten it. That's when you have to worry.

Regards Pat.

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Itt tookked me a loongg triime but I learnned that on eeis only as old as they feeeliing , hoow oone approachings liife and what what doiings wiith it . Onne thing i hhate , no , REALLLY hatting iis somee one teeellllling mme that i cann't dooing sooemthiing or to ackiting my age . YYYUUUUUUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK . The way I seeing my liffe now , yearrs agao , i almoost succeddding in checkking out but ttodday , I hhaveing no suuch thinkings . I gotted secoonnd chcnacce to livving my liffe all over aggain and i have evvery intenentioniings to livving ALL of thhat tliffe now .

I wanting gurl to be particcicpatiing in life . not jjust being a bysttandder ing wattchiing it gooing by me froom a windoow . The only peooeplle who are suscessfuliing are the onnes who takkkings the biggestt riskks . In yearrs i mayiing bbee 31 bbut my mind and my my feeeliings are feliings like 19 .

" ... life's been good to me so far ... "

( Joe Walsh )

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In yearrs i mayiing bbee 31 bbut my mind and my my feeeliings are feliings like 19

Makes you older than me MJ. I'm 45 going on 12 :D :P

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I think I'm still about 23 ;)

Hey Pat - I was thinking, if you don't remember that you forgot you definitely won't be worried about it...everybody else might be but you won't :D

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It's a lovely quote Ally - I hadn't thought of it that way before! :)

and

I'm looking forward to Alzheimers. . .

I don't mean to be a 'kill joy' Marcus, but I've cared for people with Alzheimers & quite a few get very distressed, especially at first.

Lizzie

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I don't mean to be a 'kill joy' Marcus, but I've cared for people with Alzheimers & quite a few get very distressed, especially at first

Agreed, but I have a family member who has it and on good days him and his wife still manage to joke about it in the same way that we still find humour in our own afflictions.

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Hi

One of the member's of our family had Alzheimer's the last time we saw him was not long before he died we were speaking to him and he didn't know who we were then 5 Min's later he knew who we were then he asked us who we were.I then knew he had lost us but we had not lost him.So I am very sorry I cant joke about Alzheimer's.

Regards Pat.

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Thanks for all the responses, glad y'all enjoyed it.

As my son says : "mom, you're too old to grow up now!" He's 18, and as every adult knows, when you're 18, you know EVERYTHING.

:P

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MJ - you say the sweetest things - thanks for the PM. And this is for you........

(((HUGS)))))

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All together now.................awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww - ain't he the sweetest thing?????

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This is so true! Over the past few weeks we've been training our peer support volunteers. One guy is 83. Paid 1800 pounds to an English company to make his first leg. No measurements bare the one's he had taken and sent over to them hoping that all would be ok! He picked them up from a station in Melbourne was told to oil the ankle 4 times a year and the knee only once a year; that over oiling would ruin everything. He was 17. He has since learn't a trade, climbed ladders and painted his house. His wife now has alziemers and he cares for her.

He tells me some days her memories are great and other not so, but she always remembers going with him to get his leg from the station!

True love - how grand.

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