Forever Young; Eat, drink and be merry!

It has been often thought why does a 80-year-old man, or even a 40 or a 20-year-old young adult largely live and want the same things; money, fame, name, women, etc, despite the vast age differences? A life full of materialistic goals is always the same no matter which age bracket you reach. It is very common to see many frail and slumping old men, color their beards and hair and go about trying to live their lives as if they are in the prime of their youth. Often times with surgically implanted teeth and plastic surgery plastered all over their bodies just to make them look young and desirable once again. Celebrities and famous people are the coup de la coupé of this! Even after all the money spent and efforts made, an old man still looks old! Even though he may think otherwise, – and this is the same for women nonetheless. There is something that underpins all this, a thought, which has taken root in their complete psyche and can now never be uprooted and killed.
In a young person’s mind, someone who is in his late teens and early adult life, there is overwhelmingly a thought that always predominates his life; ‘i am young, the world is my oyster and i can do and have whatever i want. I am invincible, no one can stop me’. This thought grows stronger with a person the more older he gets, it becomes more rooted until it is ultimately the basis for almost every action he will make.
THAT is the underlying ‘locked-in’ syndrome that weaves into many people’s lives. So, no matter what age people may reach, this idea, or thought, remains strong, very agile and young consistently throughout their minds. It makes it clear to understand why so many adults spend most of their lives living like children, young students or young adults; even though they may be in their late 40s or 50s. People become blind to the changing nature of their lives, the changing colours of their skin, the creeping weakness in their bodies, the lack-luster posture of their strides, etc. They will go on living thinking they are young, simply because they have become mentally locked in this idea of being ‘forever young’.
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It brushes asides the image of reality from their minds: to take life seriously and begin to take some responsibilities for what is to come ahead. A young gangster who may be heavy in dealing with drugs, sexual activity and crime, will be the same when he is 50 or 60 because this idea he had when he was younger, ‘i am young, the world is my oyster and i can do and have whatever i want. I am invincible, no one can stop me’ erodes the notion of time and space from his mind. It is understandably why the world is full of the young, the old and the middle-aged living and doing the same things. A young man wants the same things as an old man, to live longer, enjoy, be worry free and merry. We as believers also mostly commit sins based on this idea; ‘There is ample time and i am still young’. Despite having aged and become 10, 20 years older, this notion never fails to leave our mind or stop being so active enough to dominate our every action.

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The average age of the UK gamer is 28, which might be higher than you thought! Strangely, 51% of the 36 to 50s play games, and that number is growing. – BBC

In every sense it is the game plan (no pun intended) of shaytan to make people become engrossed and busy in their pathetic lives, living foolishly and wasting it away playing childish games and have goals and objectives which are meaningless. Ultimately dumbing down the mental faculties of people. The movers and shakers of this world hardly majority of us do in our lives: playing games, on social media sites, wasting time and watching movies. It is spent learning a new science, new knowledge and making new discoveries and unearthing new secrets of the past, etc.
In a Sunday article, New York Times reporter Nick Bilton said he once assumingly asked Jobs, “So your kids must love the iPad?”
Jobs responded:

“They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”

Especially in Silicon Valley, there is actually a trend of tech execs and engineers who shield their kids from technology. They even send their kids to non-tech schools like the Waldorf School in Los Altos, where computers aren’t found anywhere because they only focus on hands-on learning. The point is, it stems from a thought that spreads and grows into deep-rooted weed plants that take over the brain.
‘i am young, the world is my oyster and i can do and have whatever i want. I am invincible, no one can stop me’. This needs to be stopped and a person needs to take a step back and say enough is enough, i gotta stop acting like a kid, doing the same things, the same sins i have done for the past 10, 20, even 30 years. I have grown old and it is now time to reconnect with Allah. I am NOT young anymore, the world is my NOT my oyster and i can NOT do and have whatever i want. I am NOT invincible, someone can stop me’. Allah.
In the end, this is how people go on to see themselves:
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The above remarkable set of images carry a profound sense of meaning behind it; how a large concentration of people around the world continue to go on living their lives in this false deluded idea, ‘i am young, the world is my oyster and i can do and have whatever i want. I am invincible, no one can stop me’, no matter what age they may reach.

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Author: Sheikh Nazim

Islam is in the spotlight now more than ever before and this has caused people to question the faith itself and none more so than the new-age modernists muslims, largely from the convert western countries who are hell-bent on reforming Islam and its traditional values. This blog is a small space in the vastness of the internet where the fight to preserve, uphold and dignify the traditional inherent human values, are proactively argued against the onslaught of modernist propaganda and hate. Covering topics from current affairs to life-enriching inspirations, though to the traditional teachings of the pious and the awliyah of the past and the present. If you would like to contribute to this blog, or become an author of articles then why not contact me on Islamglobalmessage@gmail.com

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