Act Your Age

Aging Boomer619I did this cartoon when I was fifty years old. Feels like a century ago now.

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6 Responses to Act Your Age

  1. Wait until you’re 70! Actually, it’s not that bad.

  2. San French says:

    Natures cruelest irony is of course the fact that we start to fall apart as we gain wisdom. It’s just not right. I love getting older (wiser?) but the accompanying physical burden just plain sucks.
    I mean, I just want to ride a mountain bike up Sugarloaf.

  3. Ben Emery says:

    All those aging characteristics are marks of experience and wisdom. But before you start feeling to smart, wisdom compared to the 20 year old you. Whether you are wise for your age is for you to determine.

    “What is the other option of getting older?” As my mom (now 76) has been saying since she was in her 50’s.

    • Chris Peterson says:

      We are but ants on a hot plate, and something’s turning up the heat.

      No one can imagine an absence of all thought and feeling. Thus, we have religion; to combat the fear of nothingness and give the promise of a never-ending existence. And I have no problem with anyone’s explanation of why we’re here; except those who do harm to others because their way is right and everyone else’s is wrong. If there is actually a God, then I’ve got to believe that only acts of kindness can enhance any future experience, and the opposite must be also true, (a conviction that precludes me from joining any organized religion).

      As for death; the older I get, the more curious, and less fearful, I become.

      This concludes today’s sermon. Now turn to page 52 in your hymnal, “I’m Going Up, and You’re Going Down.”

  4. You sure got it right Bob. Brings back lots of good memories during the learning process. Some not so fun things then are funny looking back.

  5. LTodd says:

    Well Bob. I remember those years of “certain advantages.” But think positive and remember,
    “Youth is wasted on the young.” George Bernard Shaw

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