What is your view on aging?
April 13, 2011 1:57am CST
My Boss ask me to write an essay,"what is biochemist' view on aging". Thus, I search a lot of people's views on aging besides the biochemist' view. For instance, I think aging is something we all do..and some people choose to fight they never get to enjoy the wisdom and beauty that comes from it.. for instance.. The following view is George Carlin's View on Aging. What about yours? "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 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 all of you make it to a 100 and a half! HOW TO STAY YOUNG 1.Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her. 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, 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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13 Apr 11
Well my personal view ona ging is that I never want to get old but i would still want to be an dult. What I am saying is that i would prefer to be a YOUNG adult for all the days of my life. What I always want is to drive, and i really cant do that until I reach adult hood, which is in the next couple months fortunately. But after reaching that adult hood I would be so happy if i did not grow not even one more day. And if i just enjoy eternal life after that at that specific age. But i guess that will never happen. By the time I would reach in my future career I would already be in my thirties. Wow I dont want to be in my thirties so fast. But I would really want to work. Studying for my career will take about 15 years. And i guess from that you can see that I want to be something concern in medicine. To be specific though I would want to become a neurosurgeon. But by the time I become that I will be so old already. Wow I dont know about anyone else but I would be glad if I didnt age another day after my next birthday.