Old age and advice

If you don`t know this, you are probably young. But the secret of staying young is to lie about your age. For example, I am just 21 years old. I promise.

The good thing about aging is that you don`t have to do anything. Just keep advising and people will notice that you have grown old. By the way, I have no advices for anybody.

Someone once said, the difference between the young and the old is that the young are unaffected by tragedy. How true. Don`t we tend to age when we marry? In a way, age catches up as soon as we have a wife to live with.

Does one become intelligent with age? I am not too sure. I guess, the young fools grow up to become old fools. All that talk of experience (that comes with age) making one sober is bullshit. OK fine…old bullshit.

Despite being fools, most human beings tend to get ‘advisory` when they turn old. No wonder, all those advisory boards that the Govt forms is full of old people – with graying hair, bald heads, wrinkled skin, gnarled hands and legs and an attitude that is best suited for the psychiatrist`s couch.

Does this mean I am anti-old? No way. I just believe in the Chinese tradition of taking the really old to a nearby mountain…place them in a wooden drum with enough supplies to last a week, and then come back. Believe me, it used to happen in China. Makes you wonder, why China is so populated in spite of this practice.

As I said earlier, with age…advice starts flowing. Guess, when they become too old to set a bad example, they start giving good advice.

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    If you ask me what a good advice would be…I would say …find out what the other person wants to hear and then give him just that. At least, he wont put it up on his bathroom wall.

    And why am I advising you? Don`t ask me…I am just worried about the younger generation. On second thoughts…I guess they would also grow up and start worrying about the younger generation.

    So what are we trying to say here? Nothing…guess I am just old.

    By Jamshed V Rajan

    Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at jv.rajan@gmail.com or message him at +919650080255.

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