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The Jading Process


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jeff   posted:4/29/2008 5:00:27 PM  (Reply)
One of the strangest features of aging is the dulling of everything. Nothing surprises or intrigues anymore--you age, and you just become more and more jaded, or you lose your mental faculties and don't care to think and feel. You are told by those who are more spiritually inclined that life has purpose for you, that you are here to learn something. But if this is the case, what's the point? You'd figure you would learn how to enhance the senses or something in this life, not lose the ability or desire to use them. Feeling things or wanting to feel things and experience new things just becomes too painful, perhaps. But if there was a point to that whole jading process, what could it be?
luvdase   posted:6/3/2008 6:22:03 PM  (Reply)
The one thing that the aged have, is experience. Experience instructs fools.The wisdom of experience can not be totally genetically engineered, as long as free will exists.
Halman   posted:6/18/2008 1:34:41 PM  (Reply)
I think much of what you call the "jading process" is due to simple loss of curiosity. Do your best to stay curious, and all your other mental faculties will rise to meet the challenge.
Boonierat   posted:10/23/2008 9:54:35 AM  (Reply)
The one thing I have found frustrating about aging is that when you try to pass on the knowledge you have learned over your time to the younger generation they disregard what you have to say as if it meant nothing.I have traveled around the world a little in my younger years and I noticed that several countries respect the knowledge of their elders, here in the United States our younger generation tend to stick the elders in nursing homes and forget them, and that is really a sad statement on how we treat our elders.
sparrowguy   posted:11/15/2008 8:16:39 PM  (Reply)
I have felt a little bitter about the aging process. I have observed many times, how the elders in our society are made fun of, disregarded, and disrespected. I also wonder what is supposed to be so fulfilling about watching my body slowly disintegrate, like a sinking Titanic? What, of value, is to be learned by becoming increasingly helpless and dependent upon others, who may or may not care?
jeff   posted:11/15/2008 11:40:09 PM  (Reply)
I am trying to form a response to this...just keep writing about it here until I can figure out something worth contributing.
harper   posted:11/23/2008 9:15:15 AM  (Reply)
why stop nature's path? aging is a part of life, you cannot live forvever, except the fact we will all die one day, whether old and wrinkled or young cancer and getting hit by a truck happens. I know everyone is afraid for their own mortality, if you fall, it is your time, come to peace with it, everything happens for a reason buddists will tell you this.


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