Human beings revolve around time and base their lives off of it. Although a person has the capability to use time as little or a lot to plan out their life, time’s presence can have a different impact for everyone. In sonnet “73” when talking about someone coming to the end of their life Shakespeare says, “In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire that on the ashes of his youth doth die”
Signs of aging will start to show. For some it might be a concern as they might have health worries due to age. This is the time that they might become a grandparent, this will boost their self- esteem. The individual might be coming to terms with dying or may have already have accepted the fact of death.
In the book, Tuesdays with Morrie, there can be many life lessons learned, such as living life to the fullest, the influence of media, death, fear, aging, greed, marriage, family, society, and forgiveness.
When a person of advanced years begins to slow down, it does not mean that their life is now meaningless because they can no longer do what they used to do. What simply happens is that their concerns lie elsewhere. Old grudges no longer hold any importance nor do previous embarrassing situations. Twilight Time is focusing and understanding people or events that really were never thought of much before. It might be amusing to remember how worked up they had gotten over a problem when in the long scheme of things really didn’t matter. These might have been relationships that were broken or a job position that was never earned. Twilight Time is recognizing that these situations did not make or break us. They were just simply life experiences which now offers a great deal of peace in knowing
Think back to when you were eight years old. You might have had older siblings, or older friends that were always allowed to do things you were not. Your mom would always say “when you’re ten you can”. Think back to when you were fourteen, you would ask your mom to go out somewhere with your friends without any parental supervision, your mom would laugh and say “when you’re sixteen you can”. Growing up, all anyone wants to be is older. When you are a little kid you want to be a teenager, when you are a teenager you want to be in your twenties. That only slightly changes when you get older. Then people want to go back an relive the “good ol’ days” and the “best time of their lives”. No one ever appreciates and enjoys where they are in that specific moment. All people want to do is press rewind or press fast forward.There is never any acceptance of the present. The song Sixteen by Thomas Rhett argues that the listener should accept where they are in life and enjoying what they're doing in that moment.
Getting old and aging are things that have become difficult points for many and despite
Learning to appreciate the things and people around you makes for a happy life. Morrie died peacefully and treasured every moment before it, not once did he worry about anything that was not a friend in need. The fall off Morrie teaches a lesson of values and loving those around
Society is big on staying and looking young. People are constantly working out, watching what they eat, and getting surgeries such as botox and breast augmentation. Our society is too concerned on looking youthful. Morrie had aging in better perspective, "The young are not wise, they have very little understanding about life. Who wants to live every day when you don't know what's going on? When people are manipulating you, telling you to buy this perfume and you'll be beautiful, or this pair of jeans and you'll be sexy It's very simple. As you grow you learn more. If you'd stayed at twenty-two, you'd always be ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, it's growth." Aging is more than the negative that you're going to die, it's also the positive that you understand you're going to die and that you live a better life because of it.
For this observation assignment I chose to observe Doris. Doris is a seventy-six year old volunteer at the day care I work at. I have been observing Doris over a course of ten weeks and have spoken with her on many occasions. Doris lost her husband fourteen years ago after a short illness. The anniversary of his passing is coming up within a few days of Thanksgiving. When we began speaking of him, I observed the change in Doris’ demeanor. She is still grieving over this loss.
A lot of young people don't want to age because they think they will not have that energy they use to have when they were young. They also believe when they hit old age, they will not have a long time to live. But Morrie thinks in other way than we do of aging. he believes aging will let you learn more about living life. "As you grow, you learn more." In his quote he's saying that if we are positive of understanding we're going to die, we are living a life better. He also believes if you are being against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy. "If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy..." Morrie is telling us to not think when we where younger and to think the meaning of life because life
Maxine thought this question was quite basic. However, after much thought she stated that aging is simply "advancing in age." Upon further questioning she explained that her definition is a view of the "total process" of aging. She does not define aging in a biological, functional, psychological, sociologic or spiritual domain.
Growing old is inevitable, it is something that everyone goes through, well unless you are the Tuck’s. The Tuck’s some how lucked up and gained every lasting life, is it luck or is it a curse? That depends on which Tuck you ask. There is no pain from growing old and no dying. Agnus, Mae, Miles, and Jesse all have accepted their eternal life differently but, the two that differ the most are Agnus and Jesse. Agnus has a difficult time dealing with the fact that he will never die, whereas Jesse has embraced his longevity of life.
A wise man once said, “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live” (Albom 82). That wise man was Morrie Schwarz. This means that once someone learns how to accept that they will someday die, they will realize that they need to start living their life, which is what Morrie teaches people. He teaches people to live life through valuing family more, valuing money less, and showing the emotions you feel.
Aging, this leery, yet invisible clock that many try desperately to escape the grips of. To some, when this term is brought up or directed towards them, it brings this sort of realization that their youthfulness is not eternal. Or even this panic that inevitable may be soon around the corner, but why fear something that will happen one way or the other? Let’s go over what exactly this word means, according to the dictionary it is “the length of time during which a being or thing has existed; length of life or existence to the time spoken of or referred to :”( “aging”).A simple definition that can be perceived in numerous ways. But sadly often times when this particular term is mentioned, it is associated with being old or that one is being put into this daunting category well known as the elderly. However, rather than aging being seen as such a negative expression, aging should be seen in a whole new light. Instead of one’s youth being taken away, it should be looked forward to because life’s knowledge is abundant and can only be withheld as we age.
We as children normally see time go by really slow and sometimes we would like time to speed through, but for adults, time will go by surprisingly fast and hoping they are able to do everything the world has to offer before their time comes. Parents will see their children grow at a blink of an eye and wonder if they missed out on their children growing up.