2015年5月22日星期五

Age Discrimination


When you are the seventies
you are treated as an old guy by 
the sixties, fifties, forties, thirties, twenties and some younger…

When you are the sixties, 
you are treated as an old guy by
the fifties, forties thirties, twenties and some younger…

When you are the fifties, 
you are treated as an old guy by
the forties, thirties, twenties and some younger…

When you are the forties, 
you are treated as an old guy by the thirties, twenties and some younger…

Even when you are only the thirties, 
you are treated as an old guy by
the twenties and some younger…  

But in fact, the thirties are really young in terms of
average life expectancy of a human!  

Poor the thirties should not be age-discriminated!


So, you are always old in the eyes of the younger!

* * *
But when you perceive your own age, it is so different:

When you are the seventies, 
you perceive yourself still young because
you are really younger than the many eighties or above around you!

When you are the sixties, 
you perceive yourself still young because
you are really younger than the many seventies or above around you!

When you are the fifties, 
you perceive yourself still young because
you are really younger than the many sixties or some elders around you!

When you are the forties, 
you perceive yourself still young because
you are really younger than the many fifties or some elders around you!

When you are only the thirties, 
you of course perceive yourself young because
the thirties are really young
in terms of average life expectancy of a human!

But no one knows how long one’s life will be,
and there is surely no age discrimination
at the doorsteps of the Death! 

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The Beatles - When you are sixty four