Mọi người đều muốn được trẻ mãi. Tất nhiên, không ai có được thành công trong nhiệm vụ mà. Bạn sẽ nhận được cũ. Điều tốt nhất tiếp theo bạn có thể hy vọng là trông trẻ. Nếu bạn có đủ tiền, thủ thuật như căng da mặt, Botox, thâu nhỏ bụng, cấy ghép tóc vv có thể giúp. Những người eo hẹp sẽ phải nội dung mình với chiến thuật trì hoãn như thuốc nhuộm tóc và thành viên phòng tập thể dục trong trận chiến của họ chống lại sự tàn phá của thời gian. Đây không phải là quá xấu; Tôi đang trong thể loại này và tôi nghĩ rằng tôi đã quản lý để ngăn chặn khoảng năm năm.
What do you do when all your efforts fail? Cũng, then you have to cheat, tất nhiên. Đây là cách. You have to act young. The devil is in the details, bạn nhìn thấy. Cũng, may be you don’t see too well, which is one of the problems of old age. In order to get the aging muscles in your corneas to squeeze down on your hardening lenses, you squint, and then you hold the piece of paper you are trying to read farther and farther away. Và cuối cùng, the day comes when your hand is just not long enough, and you go and get your reading glasses. Bây giờ, when you see a youngish-looking fellow holding his smart phone at arm’s length, you know that appearances can be deceptive.
Here is my advice — when that young friend of yours hands over his or her hand phone with their vacation photos, hold the phone at the normal, optimal distance of about a foot from your eyes and make appropriate noises like “Wow!” “That’s amazing!” etc. Just remember to keep your comments non-committal — “Wow!” almost always works. Tất nhiên, you won’t be able to see anything, but what are you missing, thực sự? If you do want to see the pictures of people jumping off cliffs and stuff, ask them to email them to you. In the privacy of your home, you can don your microscopes (reading glasses, Tôi muốn nói) and take a good look.
This trick may not always work, when they show you a text message, ví dụ, for you to read and enjoy. (I actually wanted to write “peruse and be enthralled” for comic effect, but then I remembered that people have accused me being pretentious.) The trick in such a situation is to do a double-bluff — say something like, “Could you read it for me? These old eyes are not what they used to be.” And then give a wink or a sly smile to indicate that you are only kidding. Bằng cách này, this trick also works in a corporate setting when your job involves, cũng, nothing. I had a colleague at the bank. At director-level on the more lucrative side of banking, I knew that he commanded a handsome compensation package. So I asked him over lunch one day what exactly he did. Ông cho biết, “Không, absolutely nothing!” I said, “Không, seriously.” He insisted, “Nghiêm túc, nothing!” You know what? I actually believe him. Nhưng sau đó, he was recently promoted to be the managing director of nothingness with a generous hike, I heard. Another buddy of mine, CEO of a start-up, when asked the same question about his daily activities at work, replied, “Bạn có biết, sweeping, cleaning..!” I don’t know what to believe. But I do believe this — one of the most effective ways of lying is to stick to the outrageous truth with a twist.
Back to our theme, blurry vision is only one of the nasty features of us attaining wisdom. Another one is joint aches and a general lack of springiness in our movements, especially after a hard session of tennis or badminton. Cũng, my advice is to either learn to smile through the pain and simulate springiness. Hoặc, exaggerate and simulate a sprain or something, which is usually a young affliction. (Broken hips and knee problems are old afflictions though.)
One thing to keep in mind, Tuy nhiên, is that this obsession with aging and how to fight it is a sure sign of aging. So this blog post is probably not helping my quest for eternal youth. Cùng với đó, I shall forever hold my peace on this subject.