Sixty plus and Going Strong – commentary

Read this, it could change how you think of your future.

Sixty plus and Going Strong – commentary

(Translated from the original in Chinese)

There are 1000-year old trees in the mountain, but not many 100
year-old people…………….At most, you live until 100 years (only 1 in

If you live until 90, you only have 10 years……..If you live until 80,
you only have 20 years.
Because you don’t have many years to live, and you can’t take along
things when you go, you don’t have to be too thrifty. Spend the money
that should be spent, enjoy what should be enjoyed, donate what you
are able to donate, but don’t leave all to your children or
grandchildren, for you don’t want them to become parasites.

Don’t worry about what will happen after you are gone, because when
you return to dust, you will feel nothing about praises or criticisms.

Don’t worry too much about your children, for children will have their
own destiny and find their own way. Don’t be your children’s slave.

Don’t expect too much from your children. Caring children, though
caring, would be too busy with their jobs and commitments to render
any help.

Uncaring children may fight over your assets even when you are still
alive, and wish for your early demise so they can inherit your

Your children take for granted that they are rightful heirs to your
wealth; but you have no claims to their money.

60-years old like you, don’t trade in your health for wealth
anymore;………….Because your money may not be able to buy your
health………When to stop making money, and how much is enough
(hundreds,thousands, millions, billions)?

Out of a thousand hectares of good farm land, you can only consume
three quarts (of rice) daily; out of a thousand mansions, you only
need eight square feet of space to rest at night.

So as long as you have enough food and enough money to spend, that is
good enough.

So you should live happily. Every family has its own problems. Just do
not compare with others for fame and social status and see whose
children are doing better, etc. but challenge others for happiness,
health and longevity………….Don’t worry about things that you can’t
change because it doesn’t help and it may spoil your health.

You have to create your own well-being and find your own happiness; As
long as you are ina good mood, think about happy things, do happy
things daily and have fun in doing, then you will pass your time
happily every day.

One day passes, you will lose one day;…One day passes with happiness,
and then you gain one day.

In good spirit, sickness will cure; in happy spirit, sickness will
cure fast; in good and happy spirit; sickness will never come.

With good mood, suitable amount of exercise, always in the sun,
variety of foods, reasonable amount of vitamin and mineral intake,
hopefully you will live another 20 or 30 years of healthy life.

Above all learn to cherish the goodness around ……and FRIENDS…they all
make you feel young and “wanted”…without them you are surely to feel

Wishing you all the BEST!!!

 Please share this with all your friends who are 60 plus and those who
will be 60 plus after some time.

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  • travelconnexxions  On October 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Good advice. Worrying about tomorrow will NOT lessen the worries of tomorrow; but worrying about today WILL lessen the good of today!

  • albert  On January 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

    “………don’t leave all to your children or
    grandchildren, for you don’t want them to become parasites….”

    Surprising that such a view would be expressed by a Chinese whose culture promotes strong family ties. This is a pure subjective view.

    According to a recent T. Rowe Price brokerage poll some 20% of retirees said they plan to help pay for their children/grandchildren education and help with their living expenses. Jewish people try to pass on their money free of tax to their children.
    Assume our grandchildren are doing well enough academically with credentials for acceptance to ivy league Universities, where tuition alone range from $50-65,000/yr, and we can afford to help pay their tuition. Don’t we as Guyanese coming from a culture with strong emphasis on education, have an obligation to help?
    That quote above contradicts what Chinese, such as Kwang Hing, Sue Bros, etc. were observed doing in Guyana.

  • Thinker  On January 11, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Of course you are right, Albert. How many cake-shop and grocery owners were able to educate their children to become professions. The idiots who don’t think of tomorrow are doomed to irrelevance.

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