Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Whenever i read in the paper that scientists are doing research to increase the age of human beings, I feel exasperated. I mean why increase the quantity, why not work towards quality.There are very few people who are above 80 and can contribute anything to..self, family or society. Instead they just live a life of non productivity and sometimes making other's life miserable.
Imagine a son of 65 looking after his parents of 95..is it a pleasant scenario? When one advances in the age ,one looks for a life atleast free of responsibilities, because with ageing, looking after self is also not an easy job.It is enough if one is not dependent on one's children at that time, but taking responsibility for old parents is very difficult. Though it sounds bad, but service to parents also comes with an expiry date.
I have always felt that instead of adding years to life, we must add life to few years. I dont aspire for a long life..never, rather scared of living long.We must live a life of productivity and usefulness to others, the day we stop being that, we are no good..ofcourse thats my ideology.I dont have that desires like..god let me see my grand son grow, or his marriage, then children..and the circle never stops.....I am fully satisfied with my life, having done my duties,ready for any eventuality.the only thing I fear is that i dont want to live a life dependent on anybody..physically, mentally or financially...but since birth and death are not in our hands, we must do whatever we can to make ourselves useful or independent.