George Carlin's Views on Aging

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  1. artabr

    artabr New Member

    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.

    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!!


    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, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's family 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 you love 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.

  2. questor

    questor Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Slickville, Pa
    Just couldn't let this sit: George Carlin and oSama came from the same socialist background. He is on a rampage blaming all the ills of this country on big business and the conservatives. Screw George Carlin.

  3. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    I don't think that was George's message at all.
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

    He is dead. :D

  5. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Now that I have retired, my calibrated eyeballs have deteriorated to the sort of optical devices you used to get from a box of Crackerjacks.
  6. questor

    questor Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Slickville, Pa
    He as oSama believed in the distribution of wealth and his comedy routine focused on the flaws of this great country. We all recognize there are problems, but he believed in the distribution of wealth and the tearing down of the one thing that drives our economy: wallstreet and business.

    scroll down and play the video on one of his rants about the USA -
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  7. petesusn

    petesusn Member

    How true, how true.
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