George Carlin reminds us, the only time in our lives we like to get old is when we’re kids…
When asked how old you are?
If you are less than 10 years old, you are so excited about aging you think in fractions. I am four and half going on five.
You are never thirty-six and a half!
When in your teens, you jump to the next number or even a few ahead. I am gonna be 16! You could be 13, but hey, you’re gonna be 16!
And the greatest day of your life…..you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. You become 21. Yesssss!
But then you turn 30. Ooooooh! What happened here?
You become 21, turn 30, then you are pushing 40. Whoaaa! Put on the brakes!
Before you know it, you reach 50!
But wait!! You make it to 60. You weren’t sure you would!
So, you become 21. Turn 30. Push 40. Reach 50 and make it to 60.
You’ve built up so much speed that you hit 70! After that it is a day-by-day thing.
You get into your 80’s and every day is a complete cycle; you hit lunch; you turn 4:30; you reach bedtime!
And it doesn’t end there. Into your 90’s you start going backwards. I was just 92!
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. I’m 100 and a half.
May all of us make it to 100!!
Look up George Carlin’s routines regarding age on YouTube. They are a RIOT!!
I mention this because I think the line “So you become 21. Turn 30. Push 40. Reach 50 and make it to 60. You’ve built up so much speed that you hit 70” speaks to how fast we progress through life. Before you know it so much time has passed.
That is one reason we created LEO, Life Estate Organizer. LEO helps you document those life issues and memories and provides a method of summarizing your estate which you so carefully built over the years.
My point is the time to communicate your life and estate issues is NOW!! Time flies by! So much gets lost over time and when you are gone, it is lost forever.