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
"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.
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
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 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
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
Thanks again to Dororthy from The Warrior Forum.