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All My Friends Are Getting Old (standard:humor, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 02 2017Views/Reads: 183/57Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Getting old seems to be a long and slow process. The longer it goes the older you get. I didnít really think I was getting old until a few weeks ago I was visiting with some friends from high school. You know those old high school friends that you had
 



Getting old seems to be a long and slow process. The longer it goes the
older you get. 

I didn't really think I was getting old until a few weeks ago I was
visiting with some friends from high school. You know those old high 
school friends that you had fun with when you were young enough to have 
fun? And oh boy, what fun we had. 

A sharp difference exists between being young and being old. You have to
get old to really understand the difference because when you are young 
you do not have enough time to think. That's the problem with young 
people today. So many things to do and so much technology they do not 
have any time left over to think. 

Those young whippersnappers. 

There is a huge difference between being young and being old. 

When you are young, you enjoy having lots of fun. 

When you are old, you enjoy remembering all the fun you had when you
were young. 

The best thing about being old and remembering those good old days is
that you can exaggerate about how good they really were. Even when you 
are exaggerating with friends that shared the same fun, they go along 
with you. 

Whether it is the absence of memory or just wanting to enjoy fun to its
fullest extent, I do not really know. 

As my friends and I were talking about the good old days, I happened to
notice wrinkles on their faces. I did not say anything at the time, but 
they sure looked old to me. Also, I did not quite remember how grey 
their hair was when we were young. 

When I was young and having all that fun, I never gave a thought about
how young I was or that I was getting older. My whole focus was on the 
fun element of life and I thought that would carry me through the rest 
of my life. 

I remember my 20th birthday very well. I was celebrating getting out of
those teenage years and becoming an adult. For some reason I thought 
you became an adult at 20. Little did I know that it takes many years 
to become an adult and some do not really make it. I simply assume that 
the older you get, the more fun you can have. Boy, was I ever 
surprised! 

Celebrating the good old days is quite remarkable. Because in it all, I
noticed my friends were getting older. One of my friends repeated a 
story three times and not to embarrass him, I laughed all three times. 

After the meeting and driving home, I began to think about myself. Am I
as old as they look? 

I was afraid to look in the mirror when I got home because I did not
know who would be staring back at me. Whoever invented mirrors ought to 
be shot and then sent to the moon. A mirror never tells you the correct 
story and never tells you how old you really are. It just makes a funny 
face at you. 

My friends may be getting old, but I have put my foot down and I have
refused to get old. 

One friend was using a cane and I did not have the heart to ask him why
he was using a cane. He hobbled around and I am not sure if he hurt 
himself or if he was just getting too old to walk on his own. 

I must admit there are some days that I feel old, whatever that means.
Some days I am a little slower than I was the day before. Overall, I am 
not as old as some of my friends look. 

There is an old saying that says you are only as old as you feel, and
I'm not sure what old feels like. I would like to ask my wife, but you 
know the trouble I would be in then! 


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