Ageing Ideas

“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 you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!”

Those were George Carlin’s Views on Aging. I thought i’d capture it for a later time & use it to wish you all a 100 & half !

9 thoughts on “Ageing Ideas

  1. Anonymous says:

    😀 How very true. When I was a kid, I had this fascination to wear a saree.. you know too look all aunty types…:)

    But now.. when I am actually of aunty age.. I long to be a child…:)

  2. Keshi says:

    I dun wanna live more than 40…lol thats just me. I see old age as a curse.


  3. priya says:

    We all love to go back and changes things, but we cannot. I think our hearts are just as a kid other than physic and maturity.

  4. Shiva says:

    Kavi, it’s very true – there was no mind when we were kids – 100! years of life would help drop the mind to count like kids – ??

  5. wife just turned 30 recently!!

    in her words she is “arai-kezham” or half-oldie !


  6. Anonymous says:

    Nice one Kavi. It sure feels that way 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:


    Well written. How true it is at many place. George Carlin’s views are perfect and thanks for letting us know. However long it is, I wish to be healthy.

  8. Anonymous says:

    *sigh* thanks for the reminder!!

  9. u r never too late sar. will be waiting for ur entry.

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