An epiphany
Friday, December 20, 2013 // 0 comment(s)

This morning, I woke up and was feeling extra reluctant to get to class because there was only one class at 8.30 am and it was all presentations. Anyway, I went and looked outside my room's window and saw an old lady walking at the next-door condominium. She was walking very slowly with the help of her walking stick and she was carrying a bagful of ingredients, I assume.

The thing I immediately thought of was how she would go the extra mile to buy ingredients and food even when she was having difficulties in walking, and how, in contrast, us young people who can walk perfectly well refuse to go outside and get our meals because we're lazy. We would rather cook up some instant noodles and other unhealthy food just because we're lazy with a capital L.

My point being that older people are most probably wiser and they know the ways to keep their bodies healthy and they are probably regretting for not taking good care of their bodies when they were younger. Which is why even when it's so tiring and painful for them, they don't mind going anywhere as long as it's for them to stay healthy.

Another thing is probably older people want to prove worthiness. Older people are generally more stubborn because they refuse help, because they don't want to feel useless, because they don't want to be a burden. I see these situations a lot. Even in pain, they will do whatever to prove that they are still capable of taking care of themselves. How nice if young people have these traits that can be found in only old people. I know that won't happen because these traits only surface when you're wiser.

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