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Watching People Get Older

 How do you think about when you see people around you get older?

Are your thoughts more logical or emotional based?

 

Personally, seeing the way my mom handles aging makes me a little upset. She’s in a rough age, she’s thirty-nine years old and is dealing with a middle-aged man, and we all know how they act when they turn middle-aged. I cannot help but think in a more emotional sense about this—my mom has a young soul but as I see her see herself get older, it breaks my heart. All I can do is be there for her, but what else can you do?

 

(Personally I view aging as a very beautiful thing. I cannot wait to show my age with great happiness. It shows how long I’ve lived and how long I’ve been a good influence!)

Feb 20, 2012 12:00 AM
Comments · 14

In case people get older and have their interest, target, happiness, or good health they are usually experienced, easy-going, kind-hearted, humorous and so on. If not, I find it difficult to get close to them. It's just because we don't have the same topics to talk about. I usually dream of a grandmother who knows many fairy tales and tell them for me before my bedtime. :)

There are some old people I care of like my teacher, my neighborhoods, an old woman who sells banana near my house. I've learned from them patient, optimistic, diligent and humble characteristic. I hope that they can live healthily and happily.

February 29, 2012
Hahahaha - the ongoing battle between style vs content!
February 29, 2012
@ralph, I get your point now. Perhaps it was just a bad choice of words, yes, ruined doesn't bring anything positive along and distorts the rest of the quote. Perhaps he just wanted to be this dramatic hahahaha.
February 29, 2012
Anny - I think it is harder for anyone to age, male or female, who fasten so much of their sense of self on their body image. I am sorry, but this is usually more important for women, whilst for men it is usually career (sorry for the broad generalisation) so whilst I understand your last point I think it might be up to each individual rather than a gender issue. And of course I understand that the body changes over time. My sole objection is to the description of this process as " ruined" - there is no positivity whatsoever in this word and I can't square that with the rest of the quote.
February 28, 2012

ralph, perhaps what the autor meant was that just because our body is aging doesn't mean our heart too. There might be perhaps "young" people but yet so old at heart and viceversa. Ruined body as a reflection of aging, otherwise, how could you tell the difference in physical age among people if our bodies do never "change". I'm sure that with age, we certainly change, not only from our body - like you have wisely said - but thinking more and reacting less. 

You have it easy though, according to the autor, you "were never meant to be admired" I guess it's harder for a woman to see the body aging then for a men, what would you think?

February 28, 2012
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