Age is a mysterious thing. For some it is something to hide from others, while for others is the telltale sign of wisdom. Personally, I consider age more of an abstract concept that provides great philosophical fodder for the mind. Is age just a matter of the mind? Should age be the measure of physical years or the actual state of your mind? Should aging be embraced as a natural phenomenon of life or should it be fought in order to cling to the little years of youth we are given? The concept of age is one that, with a little thought, can pose new exciting philosophical questions.
The concept of age can be thought of in two ways. It can symbolize the youth and joyfulness of life as shown by a newborn, or it can symbolize the wisdom, and experience of a respected elder. Age is such an important concept that certain cultures have gone as far as to set rules for the younger generation to properly treat and respect the elder generation. While the concept of age can be one that is filled with nostalgia and beautiful memories, it can also be perceived as an inescapable doom. How you personally view age will depend on your personal life experiences and views. From this stems another question to mull over: do some people take the concept of age too seriously? Those opposed to aging spend an exorbitant amount of money to find this “fountain of youth” that all local drugstores seem to stock on their shelves. Are these people to be considered cowards for fearing something so natural, or do they actually have the right idea? Yes, age does pose interesting questions but from these questions stem answers, as is the nature of age itself.
While some like Jane Elliot believe, “age is how we determine how valuable you are,” others disagree and instead believe that aging is the worst thing that could possibly happen. Which one you agree with may reflect a lot about whether you believe the theoretical glass if half full or not, but these conflicting ideas are the reason that age is and always will be such a timeless concept.
There can be some very funny Age Quotes and Sayings. I like them since age have always been a topic of discussion as one progresses in age. Here are some of my favorite Age Quotes.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
All diseases run into one, old age.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
~H. L. Mencken
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
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