05 May, 2008

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.
ontributed by JC)


  1. Hello David,
    After your kind help on Blogger Help Group I decided to check out your own blog. It's great, and very attractive too. I especially like this post on aging and think I'll share it with my Dad who is 94 "and a half"!

    You live a long way from where I do, America's Pacific Northwest, so what you write is especially interesting to me. I'm not a golfer but I know you'd like some of the golf courses around here. I'll be checking back to read more.

    All the best to you and your family,


  2. Candace,
    Thanks for the very kind words.

  3. Great post!

    *someone who is pushing 40*

  4. Hahah.. great observation! Very true indeed.


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