Dr Prabhu Dev
4 min readOct 17, 2017


Growing old is compulsory. Growing up is optional -

Chili Davis.( Carroll Bryant ? )

It is kind of fun to do the impossible. Live for ever!

You’re never too old to feel young.

“How old are you,” I stutter for an answer: My chronological age is a matter of years in existence, my biological age is vital, my psychological age is growing, my emotional age is mature and my functional age is young.

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed. For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the 65+ birthdays.

An average of three months is being added to life expectancy every year and experts estimate there could be a million centenarians across world by 2030

We now know that we hit our cognitive peak between the ages of 40 and 68. It’s the reason why judges and presidents tend to be middle-aged or older- Older brains can swiftly make the right calls.

All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien,

The Fellowship of the Ring- Make new friends, but keep the old; those are silver, these are gold.

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later and stayed all life.Young people imagine that money is everything and when they grow older they realize it. You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.

I am in still -you’re looking wonderful- age. Hard to believe that back in the eighties I was the thirty and something and I felt I had the world by the tail. I have grown old too soon and smart too late- Sixty Five something.

I believe old age begins at 75. Old age is always ten years older than you are. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long. The years teach much which the days never knew.

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that you are married to a grandmother, does. In most parts of the world, women live, on average, longer than men; yes there should be gender equality.Younger people think growing old will be hard to accept.

“Middle-age is the old age of youth and the youth of old age”

— Oscar Wilde.

Getting older is kind of cool — you still feel like you’re young and energetic, but you have all the benefits of wisdom and life experience.

It’s true When I look in the mirror I keep wondering who that “old” person is!!! -looking at me.

I am convinced that we are going to have to stop thinking of just three ages — the first, very young and learning; the second, prime of life, working and breeding; and then the third age, old and past it.

The human race has spent millennia celebrating, damning and defying old age. But understanding it, from a scientific standpoint, has long proved elusive. Ageing is one of nature’s almost universal phenomena but still one of its most mysterious.

Ageing in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Some dimensions of ageing grow and expand over time, while others decline. Reaction time, for example, may slow with age, while knowledge of world events and wisdom may expand.

There are 1000-year old trees in the mountains, but not many 100 year-old people”. At the most, you live until 100 years old (only 1 in 100,000). Odd cases don’t make the rule- of those who live beyond.

Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will double from about 11% to 22%. The absolute number of people aged 60 years and over is expected to increase from 605 million to 2 billion over the same period. The world will have more people who live to see their 80s or 90s than ever before.

I am 24382 days old, which is 3483 weeks and 6 days including 16 leap years. In other words, that’s 812.8 months. I am born on a Friday, My last birthday was a Saturday and my next one will be on a Sunday. I have no idea how I made it this far, but I am very grateful. If I only knew that i would make it this long, maybe i would have taken care of myself properly.

Wow! I got here a lot faster than I would have ever imagined possible. Well they say seventy is the new forty,” Is Sixty- The New Thirty? I am 65 and something and feel young.

I am not really 65+. I am Just 25 with 40+years experience!. How realistic I am! Younger Next Year and Younger the coming Year and younger over the years to come! I Do the Simplest Workout to Get Stronger, Build Muscle and Burn Fat. The problem is that being inactive makes your muscles and bones lose strength. This increases your risk of osteoporosis, falls and fractures. By staying active you can significantly lower your risk of breaking a bone. Muscle strength is vital for improving your balance and staying independent and mobile in later years.

The old know everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young believe everything” — I am all the three in different huesWe also tend to remember when we turn 30. It’s the end of our youth. After that, we stop paying attention. There are no more milestones until retirement. I believe –The Best is yet to be. Never have any regret for the past and never have any fear of the future.Never ever regret anything that once made you smile.Is it not better to look back on our life decisions and remember that we made them with the best intentions and best knowledge.

Roughly 100,000 people worldwide die each day of age-related causes.pray we will not! Cheers!



Dr Prabhu Dev

Former director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Former VC of Bangalore University and former chairman of the Karnataka State Health Commission