Friday, December 12, 2008

An interesting life till death.

I have more younger friends than the older ones. In fact I feel more comfortable talking with those younger than me. They listen and easily get excited with my sharing all the time. To talk with the older one I need a lot of patience and understanding. Otherwise I would be lectured easily by them.

Just like this particular incident when I last visited an old childhood friend. He is Steven who runs an old sundry shop in PJ. We grew up together and studied in the same school. When he was young, he was an active and a jovial person. However as he grew older, he became self-centred, arrogance, stingy, unfriendly, unloving and lonely. The shop of 30 years he owns, did not change a bit but rather looks very run down. I hardly saw any customer buying from his store when I was in his place. There was no assistant and he practically had to manage his business all by himself. He still drove the same Madza saloon car which was bought new 35 years ago. Although he is still married with his same wife but she is not staying with him. Reason...she could not tolerate his character. He has four children and non wants to follow his footstep. He claimed he works everyday, from Monday to Sunday but yet business is bad and unproductive. The only breaks he took was the Chinese New Year when he might visit some near relatives. He had never gone for any holiday since 30 years ago.

While in Steven shop, I shared with him my life. Though I am of his age, I feel like I am 37 turning 36 only. I look forward to the world with challenges. Everyday is an exciting day for me coz I like to be playful with fun. Not only I have many young male friends but I have countless dears, honeys, darlings and one sweetheart out there. They are all my secret admirers who respect and adore me. I love them and they love me as well. I enjoy every moment of my life without regret.

Before I could finish my sharing with Steven, he interrupted me with force. This was what he said..."You are a disgrace of the old. As we age, we should age gracefully and not be playful and naughty like before". Added with ###@@@**** which were not pleasant to listen.

He claimed he is a wise person whom I should listen. I scratched by head with puzzle from the advices he had spoken. Should I follow his wisdom, when I should live an uninteresting life or life should be interesting no matter what age I am!!! In the car my driver asked..."Boss! Is Steven your uncle?" Thanks God! I am not Steven.

Food for the thought - "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore dreams" - Mark Twain


Anonymous said...

I believe most of younger friends feel comfortable to be around with you bcoz besides respect you as elder... you’re a wise man who has so many things worth to share about and your wisdom make other people feel positively younger and motivated too (nevermind if some sounds notty ;) ). Nothing wrong to be young mentally, it’s good for healthy heart & positive mind. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Robert,

Your friend lack "ACCEPTANCE", at least we know you dont.
Be yourself and dont pretend, coz it keeps you younger and rich at heart..I believe your countless darlings deserve your rich heart.

Red Lavender

Robert Foo said...

Hi Awien Ghazi,

I am glad to see you here again. Your words endorsed my feel young always.. no matter what age I am. Thanks for your encouragement.

Robert Foo said...

Hi RL,

I must ask all my darlings to read your comment. U make them proud and happy for me as well.