Wednesday, May 22, 2013

When I'm 64 - A Must Read for 'those' Getting Old

'Long time' back in my teens, the Beatles sang 'When I am Sixty Four' and I just shrugged off the song as I thought I was too far away from that stage. But I never knew then in my prime age that there is something called old age that creeps in even before you know it - I did not know it then, but know it now.

Yesterday, I read an interesting post at Facebook shared by friend of friends Muhammad Ali - and I found it full of depth and meaning to our real day life. Whatever is written from herein under is for those crossing 60s and have grown up children. Getting old is the stark 'reality' one cannot escape from - but one can make a difference if one is rational, logical and positive about realities of getting old.

So read on this beautifully written post with its far fetched implications on our lives.

Here it goes:

Don't worry about what will happen after you are gone, because when you return to dust, you will feel nothing about praises or criticisms.

Don't worry too much about your children; for children will have their own destiny and find their own way. Don't be your children's slave.

Don't expect too much from your children. Caring children, though caring, would be too busy with their jobs and commitments to render any help. Uncaring children may fight over your assets even when you are still alive, and wish for your early demise so they can inherit your properties.

Your children take for granted that they are rightful heirs to your wealth; but you have no claims to their money.

Friends falling in category of 60s or who will one day be in 60s also, please don't trade in your health for wealth anymore, because your money may not be able to buy your health!!! When to stop making money, and how much is enough (hundred thousands, million, ten million)? This is what is always in our mind.

Out of the thousand hectares of good farm land, you can only consume three quarts (of rice) in your meals daily; Out of so many houses and places, you only need eight square meters of space to rest at night. So as long as you have enough food and enough money to spend, that is good enough. So you should live happily. Every family has its own problems. Just do not compare yourself with others either for fame and or for social status and see whose children are doing better. What you must compare with others is in happiness, health and longevity.

Don't worry about things that you can't change because it doesn't help and it may result in your health being spoilt. You have to create your own well-being and find your own happiness; As long as you are in good mood, think about happy things, do things daily which make you happy and have fun in doing them. Then you will pass your time in a far better and in a contented manner every day.

One day passes, you will. lose one day; but when One day passes with happiness and contentment then you gain one day. In good spirit, sickness will cure; in happy spirit, sickness will cure fast; in good and happy spirit; sickness will never come close to you...With good mood, suitable amount of exercise, time in the sun light, variety of food, reasonable amount of vitamin and mineral intake, hopefully you will live another 20 or 30 years of healthy life.

Above all learn to cherish the goodness around ……and FRIENDS..........They all make you feel young and "Wanted"…without them you will surely feel lost!!

Don’t forget to love and respect those around you and in turn you will see that you will be loved and respected. Remember Fear is not respect or love but being caring and committed is.... Wishing you all the best.

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