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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.
November 13, 2008 5:49 PM
What's the alternative?
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!
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.
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
November 11, 2008 7:51 AM
Thank God I have what to show for my age (59), children, grandchildren. The alternative to getting older is death. Thank God I wake up each morning. So what if I''m a day older. I am able to live a life of Shabbos, mitzvas, etc. That is my focus.
November 10, 2008 10:45 AM
there is story of a gadol (learned Rabbi)
that was on a airplane with his student and the student was caring for all the
rabbi's needs. A professor was amazed and said to the rabbi why is it that you are old and your students respect you and I am also old but they think I'm an old timer. The rabbi answered you believe in evolution so the older you get the closer you get to the ape but we believe that G-D created man, the older the person is the closer he is to Hashem.
about the clip obvi.ously not jewish milk and meat
November 9, 2008 8:34 PM
Who really knows?
As an Orthodox Jew I have learned all of my life the concept of Olam Haba and how life is merely a corridor to our next and everlasting part of our existence. However, many people do not have that mindset and this world is all they have. As they get older and become infirm, they feel as though they are closer towards their consciousness being blinked out of existence. Aging brings about the reality of one's mortality and those without a healthy belief system are afraid of what comes next, especially if nothing comes next.
November 9, 2008 6:18 PM
The difference between us and them
We learn in Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) that with each decade that passes in a person's life they become wiser, more experienced, better thinkers, and more respectable. In a world of superficiality we think that the body is man and therefore when it declines, so does our worth. In reality though, we realize that the end is nearer than we think and not being able to waste time on often frivolous activities forces us to think of our past and how to complete our future by bringing more purpose to our lives.
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