|Please, Just Let Me Grow Old! (standard:humor, 917 words)|
|Author: Godspenman||Added: Feb 04 2018||Views/Reads: 380/168||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|After a day of watching stupid TV programs and commercials, I have only one comment. Please, just let me get old!|
Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story I begin to notice some of these commercials. Maybe it was the audience they thought they had at that time, not considering someone like me. Most of the commercials were on how to stay young and look young no matter how old you are. According to some of these commercials, if you are 40 you should look like you are 20. I tried to think that through and it did not make sense to me. Why does one want to be 20 the rest of their life? And, what was so special about 1998? Then there were cosmetics that made you look younger. All kinds of solutions, creams and even pills that would make you look young. My question was, if I look young, like 20, do I really feel young? And, what does it really feel like to be young? Not only do I need to feel young, but also I need to look young and obviously a young person is skinny. When did skinny become the trademark of young? To get back to my skinny physique they had all kinds of diets for me. They guaranteed that their diet would enable me to lose 50 pounds. My question would be, which pounds would I be losing? From some of these commercials I think the pounds they lost were the ones between their ears. After a day of watching stupid TV programs and commercials, I have only one comment. Please, just let me get old! I understand what James was saying, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that” (James 4:14-15). I find it comforting to know that my life is in God's hands. Tweet
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