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Why is it so difficult to come to terms with aging?

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Visitor Comments: 9

(9) Nick Smith, November 14, 2008 2:19 PM

I can't get no respect!

The torah is full of examples of respect for zakenim, but we are not living in a torah-centric world. Knowledge and wisdom that is accrued with age is considered laghable. If we gave respect to our elders it would not be hard to grow old. In our society the vast majority would certainly root for Absolom, not David.

(8) Anonymous, November 13, 2008 5:49 PM

What's the alternative?

(7) Devorah, November 12, 2008 9:37 AM

The way I see it...

AS a running joke in my family, I like to say that I'm not getting any older - just everyone around me (the ones I used to babysit for who are now making Bar mitzvahs for their sons) are catching up to me, and soon we'll all be the same age! But seriously, THis fellow in the film is demionstrating his discomfort with facing a change in his ability to derive the same sort of physical pleasures out of life that he was once used to, assuming (as all people do in their youth) that life would always be this way. WEll, I hope that people could think more maturely than this, and figure out that life is bigger than some physical pleasures. And, even with some changes in eating he's got it really good -physically, I mean. I once heard an amzing Rebbetzin speak. She mentioned a phone call she got from some young feller trying to sell her something, and he was asking her some demographic questions, like "do you have children?" This woman, in her eighties, told him, she had children, grandchildren , great-granchildren, and I think even a gret-great! Flustered, the man replied, "Oh, I'm sorry!" Her wonderful response: "Well, I'M NOT!!" AS we age we ought to adjust, yes, and finally focus on the priorities of life we can truly enjoy!

(6) Sue Hill, November 11, 2008 3:33 PM

Getting old is not for sissies

All we need to do is to think about the things we can do, not the things we cannot. Also, think about the things we have done--probably enough to fit what God has planed and wanted us to do. If we have prayed, walked in the paty and gotten this far, we must just keep it up--pray and walk in the path. ?Wait for the GIG things to cine akibgm then hand them over to God--he is up 24 hours a day anyway.

(5) Bonnee Caplan, November 11, 2008 10:41 AM

The difficulty with aging from one

I believe that the greatest difficulty with aging is that we were designed by our Maker to live forever -- Adam and Eve messed up so we don't -- but that doesn't mean that our psyche doesn't realize that, our spirit, if you will -- and so we fight getting old. I'm 61 and I'm still fighting -- otherwise you die. Probably

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