Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How Old Are You?

There are many criteria to understand how old is a person. But if you ask a person "after 30", everybody will say you that he/she doesn't want to think about the age because "I feel young else".

I'm "after" too and am often surprized to hear what persons I know say when they speak about their age. In poor words the main meaning is: it's a tragedy and the persons are afraid to think about it. I don't know, nobody wants to be thankful to the life for the age. Nobody wants to remember that there are so many persons that die after the birth, at the age of some years ecc.

My personal behaviour is unusual. I think, my age is very entertaining. Because I am much more free as I was when I was younger. I have not to think to conquist, to demonstrate, to, to... Even in our society where nobody respects others, the age is respected. It's true. So, I can even do or say stupidities, and the younger persons have to show respect to me. I'm young, but I'm old enough to enjoy this situation. It's incredibly entertaining.
Don't you think so?

On the photo is italian scientist Rita Levi Montalcini, born on April 22 in 1909. Nobel Prize in medicine 1986. Don't know how it is today, but till a year ago I know, she was a head of her laboratory.

5 comments:

  1. For ladies, especially after 40, age is a sensitive issue. For me I have never been secretive with my age reaching 50 in less than 2 years time but with my small built many thought I am younger and so I don't get that special respect reserved for the elders. In a way it is good as it always make me feel young and makes me gel easily with young people. Only my old and tired body wouldn't lie to me and sometimes I wish I get that privelege of being offered seats in buses or trains.

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  2. I agree with you. Age is entertaining!

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  3. I think it's not very clever to add more suffering in the life. Or maybe to suffer for the age is the mode to see the life generally?

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  4. Sadly, the older generation is NOT respected in the UK. If you are over 40 you are assumed to 'know nothing' and are treated as such, by the younger generation!

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  5. It is the conseguence of modernity, I think. In Italy life has many traditional sides. It is bad from one point of view, but...

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