Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Circle Of Life

Put a really old person and a very young baby in the same room and apart from size you'll probably find many similarities. This is not mere coincidence. There is a reason for this. After we reach our peak as adults and get older we slowly begin to return to our original state – the state we were in when we appeared in the world. We have others help us out with stuff we can't do anymore. Memories fade and our skills diminish. Some people are better at this than others. For those of us not yet there it's something to think about because we all may be unique individuals with differences, but we're all headed in the same direction: older. That's right folks, there is no fountain of youth.

If you believe in reincarnation, you might even say that people who lose abilities as they get older are getting a head start on their next lives. We have to shed our old lives before we come back so we can start fresh again in the circle of life. It wouldn't do to remember our old lives because our brains would get full and we'd never end up learning anything new. Some folks wait to shed their old life after they pass away but some people who begin to lose abilities before passing away have less work to do to prepare to come back. And with less work to do maybe those folks get to come back to a new life sooner. So things like a second childhood may be a good thing. And acting younger as we get older isn't just nasty.

It's all poppycock, of course, because we all know growing older is a sad thing to be avoided at all costs.


  1. Why can't we grow older until we hit our perfect spot, and then quit aging? Or specifically, I'd like my 20s energy and body back with my 50s brain. And I'd still like to sleep till noon.