Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Old Age Debate
It was one of those days when the kiddos had work, and I could just sit back and watch them work. One boy decided to sit next to me to converse.
He touched on various topics. I contributed when called upon. Then he came up with the oddest idea.
"I don't want to live to be old and sick. I'd like to die before I reach 55."
They have some odd ideas about age. I commented that 55 isn't old, and there's still so much to do once reaching that age. But he wasn't having it. He figured that's when he'd be too sick to enjoy the rest of his life.
This went back and forth for a bit. Then another boy passed by.
Boy 1: "What age would you like to live to?"
Boy 2: "80."
At which point, a couple other students chimed in with more reasonable ages. So, it was just him.
Ah, the naivete of youth.