Thursday, January 5, 2012

Philosophy for Old Age 高齡哲學

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 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. 

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 Friday, December 16, 2011!

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!!  


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 that you love them at every opportunity.  

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

by He Yan Jan 


  1. 年青是活力的象徵, 年長是經驗的寶庫啊!
    [版主回覆01/09/2012 22:23:01]是至理名言啊!

  2. 攝影、倒影都一流。
    [pat回覆01/11/2012 17:27:57]it is as good and classic as the photos.
    [版主回覆01/10/2012 01:50:15]What about the content? ^o*

  3. Pandora 香傭講法文January 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    [版主回覆01/10/2012 09:30:07]係呀!如果睇真啲,原作者真係好有心思,所有的圖片都有倒影,就好像我們的人生一樣,相互輝映!

  4. 美麗的照片稍稍遮掩事實的殘酷!
    [版主回覆01/11/2012 02:17:04]所以要樂觀d囖!

  5. Very lovely sharing and picture! This is the first time to visit your blog this year! 新年快樂!(My feel from the picture is so Georgia)
    [版主回覆01/11/2012 02:25:09]Thanks for coming! 祝新年快樂!^-^

  6. 很有意思的一篇.....人有時換個睇法又完全唔同.....
    [版主回覆01/11/2012 02:26:08]絕對同意!多謝來訪,祝新年快樂呀!

  7. 誠意請你臨我blog,齊齊參加non-stop new year party賀新年。
    [版主回覆01/13/2012 08:15:13]已應邀了,多謝!

  8. 很不錯的一篇文章,不過任何年紀都好,有時始終都係睇大家既心境罷了。
    [版主回覆01/12/2012 12:46:54]多謝來訪。你說得對,心境是很重要,年歲只是次要的問題而已。

  9. 面對年齡, 要願意接受現實:)
    [版主回覆01/13/2012 08:17:15]例如腰酸背痛之類...hehe..

  10. My Love friend 早晨..開心開心又新一天,我會加油大掃除啦\(⌒▽⌒)/鍚.鍚..抱抱.啦...嘻...嘻...嘻...哈...哈....
    [版主回覆01/13/2012 08:18:14]早晨呀!開心又一天。

  11. 很認真讀完了文章...真的要保持心境.
    [版主回覆01/13/2012 09:59:42]同意啊!多謝來訪!

  12. 保持心境開朗最重要 ...**
    [版主回覆01/14/2012 10:23:41]You too! ^_^
    [潮人回覆01/14/2012 10:09:03]週末愉快 ! **
    [版主回覆01/14/2012 10:04:43]絶對贊成!;o)

  13. ღ✿✿ღ.我起身嚟.新的一天開始.繼續努力.大掃除啦My Love friend.早晨ღ✿✿ღ
    [版主回覆01/14/2012 10:22:38]早晨呀!美麗的一天又開始啦!

  14. 一串真摯的祝福,一個不平凡的心意,乘著開心鹿車,送進您心裏*my love friend 鍚鍚...抱抱..啦.睡甜DDD啦...明天見....晚安..嘻嘻
    [版主回覆01/15/2012 06:31:25]帶著你真摰的祝福和心意進夢鄕!晚安!

  15. ..嘻嘻...早..晨..開心的新一天又來... lღVe my friend 鍚鍚...抱抱..啦...\(⌒▽⌒)/
    [版主回覆01/16/2012 08:52:30]早晨! 開心迎今天! :D

  16. 嘻.嘻.嘻..哈哈..好朋友..鍚鍚..抱抱你..啦..又早晨...又午安...又晚上好...又開心每一天 ❤*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ ★ 開開心心.迎接飛龍...入你家啦...keke...

  17. For my philosophy on aging, come visit my latest blog. But maybe you already did...:-)
    [版主回覆01/18/2012 02:13:15]Thank you for coming! It was a good one... :o)

  18. 心可以超越時空。
    [版主回覆12/09/2012 08:49:02]想去邊就去邊...