Youth Never Ends
If the keyword of April is the spring season, the May's keyword is definitely YOUTH, which belongs to everyone who has a young beating heart.
- What's your feeling about youth?
- DIY topic about youth.
Youth - Samuel Ullman
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity,of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin,but to give up enthusiasm winkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Whether 60 or 16, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite for what's next and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station: so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the Infinite, so long are you young.
When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at 20; but as long as your aerials are up, to catch waves of optimism,there is hope you may die young of 80.
I'm trying to adapt the classic lines from the film "A Chinese Odyssey" for my once feeling of youth.
"Once, I let the true youth slip away before my eyes as reading boring textbooks, playing electronic games and doing messy projects day and night with boss. Only to find myself regretting when it was too late. Nothing in the world can be as painful as this. If the God would give me another chance, I would savour the taste of youth better and held the youth tightly. If have to have a time limit, I wish it would be 10,000 years!" I had been in this remorseful mindset for a long time until I read Samuel Ullman’s "Youth". Perhaps the first lover may leave forever and her appearance may irreversibly blur in the heart. However, youth could accompany me forever as long as "we receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from the God".