On Sunday I spent the day with one of my favourite cousins celebrating his birthday. He did not want to admit to his age. Also his wife did not want to tell me without his permission. Later I asked him whether he was afraid of getting old and admitted he was and did not know why.
Many suffer this fate and the best known proponent of this in South Africa was Dr Chris Barnard, the man who did the first heart transplant in the world. At 70 he looked less than 50 and had gone in pursuit of finding eternal youth, even fathering yet another child at that age to perhaps prove the point. He was planning to attain a breakthrough on curing old age as he was at giving people new hearts. Continue reading “Honour the elderly within you”