What I want to be when I grow up

Was Woody Allen right in wishing to start life in an old age home, then commence work with a gold watch and finish it when he’s young enough to enjoy his retirement which involves becoming a kid, playing a lot and eventually ending life with an orgasm?

Maybe all those years spent as a kid thinking about what I would be when I grew up was the wrong time of my life to be asking those question.

Perhaps it makes more sense to ask as an adult, what did I do as a child that really excited me? Ignited my passion. Floated my boat.

As I kid I was dreaming about a future I knew nothing about. 

As an adult, I can dream of actual days that I have lived as a child.  

Days when I knew I was in the zone, doing what I loved, making a difference and loving life. Time passed effortlessly, I was both focused and felt free, my energy soared  

Maybe answers to the future lie in the past.

As Woody Allen said, it would be more fun to live life backwards.

 

That full Woody Allen quote about living his life backwards is: 

“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!” 

Perhaps it makes sense to ask as an adult, what did I do as a child that really excited me? Ignited my passion. Floated my boat.

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Author: Dale Williams

Dale is based in Cape Town on the southern tip of Africa from where he maintains connections with people all over the world through his portfolio life.