Appropriate for age
Youth is full of sport;
The breath of age is short;
Youth is agile;
Age is lame; the youth is warm and daring;
The age is weak and cold;
Youth is savage and age is tame.
If you are in old age, have seen many summers, or are nearing your twilight years, I want you to read this quote over and over again to remind yourself of the big difference between youth and old age. If you are young, I also want you to beware of sobering words and take them as the harbinger of things to come, what to expect.
Remember in old Jamaican folklore when Piglet asked its mother, “Mom, how come you mutter so long?” his response, “Ah my son, you’ll find out soon.” That’s right, as young people grow older they will find out what it means to grow old and experience all that goes with it and appreciate what their ancestors went through.
Nevertheless, it is not about comparing age and youth, but rather to confuse the two, to merge the different eras, to combine the two eras and to see the problems that arise when one refuses to let go. ‘other. It’s like oil and water, they just don’t mix.
Usually, it is the old who refuse to let go of the young, and desperately try to hold on to what is long gone. They do things that we often say are inappropriate for their age. We will see what it is right after these answers to what I had to say about the “Root of all evil”.
Timothy 6:10 is often misquoted, as you said, for money is the root of all evil, but in reality it is “The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil “. So the love of money is only a root not of all evil, but of all kinds of evil. Then there are the bad thoughts and bad intentions as opposed to bad actions. Can a man love money and wealth without committing bad deeds? And of course, loving money, it seems, can lead to not one, but several types of evil. All of this now leads to the big question, what is the source of love and goodness?
I really don’t know what the root of evil is, as old as I am, because there are so many roots and so many evils. But I agree with you that love of the vagina is the root of all evil. Over the years, I have read accounts of horrific murders of women by their husbands or boyfriends due to a rage of jealousy, especially if the woman left them outright for another man. I don’t know if it’s because they can’t process the idea of their wife engaging in sweet pangs of love with another man, or that they can’t literally measure or own them. powers that the new man has.
Very few things are more ridiculous than seeing someone who doesn’t dress or act according to their age. In many cases, these are the women who simply refuse to let go of their long lost youth and still cling to the faded fabric of what was once vibrant, colorful garment. We have a term for these ladies, “Modda young gyal”, which refers to a woman who is well past her prime but still prepares herself in the clothes and clothing of young people.
She’s here, well past 70, but dressed to impress in shorts or cut-out jeans that suit a 17-year-old.
“My word, watch granny try to look like a teenager in her b-rider.”
Don’t get me wrong, there are older women who still look great, always cut a dash and dress fabulously, but they dress according to their age.
They don’t wear clothes that only a teenager should wear, but adorn themselves with elegance, fashion and sartorial elegance.
“OMG, look how fabulous this lady looks, and she’s not a yu nuh spring chicken, but she dresses according to age.”
On the other hand, there are young women who dress as if they were shopping in the geriatric discount store in the basement. They are barely in their twenties, but dress as if they were former dowagers, country school marms, church sisters who love the look of the sack without the ashes.
“How old are you my dear?”
“Twenty-one, ma’am. “
“Suh why do you dress like your grandmother?” “
Certainly not at all age-appropriate. It’s so rare that I won’t even dwell on it. What’s even more glaring is when they’re even younger and don’t dress or act according to their age.
This is usually facilitated by mothers who try to make their daughters look more mature than they actually are. They dress the three-year-old girl in clothes worthy of a much older person, and apply makeup, jewelry and all kinds of fandangles that are reminiscent of what the women of the street wear. The poor child looks like a painted cart and looks absolutely ridiculous. And yet mothers find it cute. It’s not.
Men do it too, but somehow, if the man has a slim body, he can get by and get away with it. A 70-year-old man can still jump into athletic shorts, a tight polo shirt, and athletic shoes. Of course, if he’s paunchy or big and fat and wagga wagga, he’ll look silly; it is not because of age, but because of obesity.
Where it ends though, and where he’s certainly not suitable for his age, is when he adorns himself with a much younger woman who is more than a generation away from him. It’s so obvious in its implementation that people can’t help but notice it.
“My God, what is he doing with this child who could be his daughter or his granddaughter?” It’s really not age-appropriate.
Just a few weeks ago, I was speaking with one of these men who admitted that the young woman he was involved with made him uncomfortable when they were in public.
“To tell the truth, I feel really funny when we go out because I know there is a huge age difference.” Nonetheless, he always kept her, because as he said, “She made me feel young and alive.”
But as we all know, these age-inappropriate relationships almost always end badly, with the older person being the injured party. As usual, and adapting to the age-old cliché, he made her go to college and even put her in an apartment in the upscale neighborhoods. One night he arrived there out of the blue and pushed the key in the door as usual, only to find another man, though more appropriate for his age, closer to his age, naked in the very bed than he was. he had bought for the young woman.
As he told me his story of misfortune, with a straight face, I asked him, “I suppose this meeting was certainly not age-appropriate?” He didn’t see the humor of my taunt, but lamented and cursed how ungrateful and mean the girl was.
“Imagine, I put her to school, I put her in an apartment, I buy her a toy car and she brings the young bwoy to my house.”
This is because the young bwoy is more appropriate for his age.
The truth is, time travel is not yet a reality, so until then people have to stay in their own time zone, not just in your lane, but in your time. You can’t expect to be born in the 60s and go back and forth with a partner whose parents were born in the 70s. Mathematically, logically, emotionally, physically, it just doesn’t work out.
And yet, so many men still insist on being inappropriate for their age when it comes to having much younger women. As for women trying to have sex with young boys the same age as their sons, forget this, that too is not age appropriate and does not do justice to the elegant jungle feline, the cougar.
So, all of you old men, when it comes to young women who are not fit for their age, heed the words of the bard:
“A man loves meat in his youth which he cannot stand at his age.”
What’s the point of eating a young, fresh steak if you don’t have teeth to chew it on? Plus, even the calf can be difficult to chew if you are old and have no teeth.
“Second childishness and simple oblivion, without teeth, without eyes, without taste, without everything.” – Shakespeare, As you like it.
So the lesson is, be age appropriate.
Footnote: Volier Johnson is deceased and with him the legacy of a rich theatrical life. Many may not know it, but his range as an actor was quite wide. I remember in the early 1970s Volier starred in a TV series I wrote and directed for Jamaica Information Service Playhouse titled Just one more. It also starred Oliver Samuels and Teddy Price, long before the three were household names. The theme of the drama was alcoholism, and Volier captured all the nuances of an alcoholic – despair, aggressiveness, penance, depression and ironic humor. It was truly an epic performance by this gifted actor and one that I will never forget. He was also my friend, and his daughter and my daughter were best friends in high school. Have a good rest. Flying, your humor and humility will be missed.
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