Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Why do people grow old?

There is so much of mystery in this entire event of life.

If you see the general cycle of life, you can see how the nature works.

When you are a kid, you want to enjoy the pleasures of life, may be some games, video games, a vacation or an ice cream. You are not bothered. As you grow up into teens, your focus is more on attracting and impressing every body around you. As you burn your fingers and grow up to youth, you become a bit wise or ‘mature’. Now, have your responsibilities, ambitions, plans and goals set up. When a person is young, he/she looks attractive, is aggressive about life goals, etc. As years of hard work, desires, success and failures pass by, the body starts looking older. With more and more years, the body starts giving up, cannot run or walk up the stairs that fast and it also starts showing up wrinkles. In general, people are attracted more towards young people than the old ones. So, the kids, when they grow up, naturally love their kids more than their parents.

It seems that in old age, the nature is asking the mind to slow down. Start giving up aggressiveness and feverishness and start relaxing now. The more a person resists this, the more depressed and fed up he becomes with life. And what next after this or beyond this? Only God knows…

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