A few days ago I wrote about my diet, and in response to that post, Meredic replied that we should all weigh ourselves in Newtons.
Inspirational I thought. In fact it really got me thinking.
People are living longer, retiring later, being active for longer, and yet, on the whole, we still use the traditional way of defining middle age and old age. Not everyone of course. My mother had the longest "middle age" that I know of, and even now, at 80 this year, I think would still probably prefer to call herself middle aged.
The thing is though that given that we live on average a good sixty years after approaching adulthood, then really we need to think about redefining it all.
So, I have taken the initiative. An initiative which will mean that we are all young for much much longer. It's cheap. It doesn't involve any surgery. It lasts forever...
It's a new inspirational device to "de-age" all those of us who would like for it not to be quite so many years since that 18th birthday party.
The system is designed for those of us who don't want botox (too risky, can go wrong), certainly don't want a face lift (too expensive and too risky. Knife under the skin on the face? No thanks!), and those who have already found out that whichever cream you use, the main benefit is to moisturize......
It's a new counting system.
They are called Sally adult years (SAY for short).
Counting starts aged 20 in traditional years. I could have started at 18, but I decided that 20 was better, because it's easier to count up from 20.
This means that those who are 21 traditionally are now aged 1(SAY). Those who are having a crises about their 30th birthday are just approaching double figures (SAY).
Those younger than 20 will be minus years. i.e. My sixteen year old daughter will be minus 4. That means that she still has four years in which to behave like an adolescent if she should wish, be frivolous and answer her parents back. At minus four she has far more licence to do these things.
And those like me in their (shhhh) forties) are once again in their twenties (SAY). Young again!! When I get to 50 I will be celebrating my 30th (SAY), and 60, my 40th (SAY). You can't go wrong.
Middle age will go from 40 (SAY), and people need not be considered elderly at all until they reach 60 (SAY), or 70 (SAY)..........
Whatever suits ....
8 months ago