Next Life

Next Life by Woody Allen

“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!       I rest my case. “

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2 Responses to Next Life

  1. David,

    It’s quite interesting to think this way. Actually, if you look in the eyes of a new born, he/she has uncanny ability to live the moment. That becomes the biggest virtues of all if we can make reverse transformation of age.


  2. Davidya says:

    So true. Children are very present until we teach them not to be. As I have observed elsewhere, developing the ego and sense of separateness is a natural part of growing up. Its part of our process of separating from parent to become self-sufficient. The problem is we then get stuck there. The process of waking actually follows the same pattern. Separating from, then merging back in.

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