Sunday, August 10, 2008

George Carlin on Aging

This was in an email. I think it's so good about aging that I want to share it with you. My dad died at age 89 and was active to his dying day.

George Carlin passed away at age 71 on June 22nd 2008 his advice on age is priceless George Carlin on age. (Absolutely Brilliant).

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 b e 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 80's 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 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 a bout 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.


Stan J said...

George Carlin was more than a comedian, he was a true philosopher and social commentator. He will surely be missed.

Jude said...

I have always loved they way George Carlin looked at life and politics and have agreed more often than not with his view points. Have a great day Karen.

Hot Rocks said...

Yes I remember this from George...and it is so hilarious and true! A good laugh to read it again, thanks!

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Glad you all liked this post from George Carlin. I hesitated using it because it's not my original stuff, but I made it very obvious that it wasn't so hope it's okay. I don't want to get in any trouble.

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