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長輩都會催促少年們要把握時間,在自己最年輕力壯的時候好好做出一些大事,免得未來沒成就的時候怨天尤人。 認真計算了一次,如果自己四十歲得癌症的話,那自己還剩下十八到二十年的時間好好生活,可是自己已經花了將近二十年的時間在學習上,難道就不應該在完成大學後, 給自己一個逗點嗎?

別人在三十歲以前,都會給自己一個古板的目標-成家立業。就因為這個看起來沒什麼了不起的目標,而讓少年們不自覺亂了陣腳。畢業後立刻搜尋一份看起來可以讓三餐 溫飽的工作,期待升職加薪,賺一點老婆本,這樣還算是完美的青春期。聽起來是個天衣無縫的生活模式,可是這個沒有逗點的人生,難道就不會太艱苦了一點嗎?

不如這樣吧,四十歲以前好好把這個世界走一遍,別理什麼成家立業,就這樣一個人到四十歲。如果不幸得了癌症, 也不致於連累自己的妻子或兒女。如果一切安好,那就尋一個年紀輕的女孩,跟她度過餘生吧。這一定比三十歲成家立業還要完美。

文字/攝影: GS TAY

 

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Elders are always urging teenagers to grasp the time, to make the best of time in his/her prime to achieve something, so that they would not complain if they had no success in the future. If one were to carefully calculate the time, if one were to contract cancer at the age of forty, that would leave only about eighteen to twenty years’ time to lead a good life. But one has spent nearly two decades studying, shouldn’t one then after completing college, give oneself a pause?

Most people would give themselves an old-fashioned goal before the age of thirty – get married and settle down. Because of this apparently simple goal, many adolescents would become cha- otic unconsciously. If one were to look for work that can provide subsistence immediately after graduation, allow one to look forward to promotion and pay rise, earn some capital for marriage, this would still sound like a perfect adolescence. Seems like a perfect mode of life, but there is no pause in life, isn’t it a little too harsh?

How about this, before you reached forty years old, go travel around this world, ignore the advice to get married, and stay alone until you are forty. In the unfortunate case that one should really get cancer, at least you would not have to harm your wife or children. If all goes well, then look for a younger girl with whom you can spend the rest of your life with. This is surely a more perfect plan than to get married at the age of thirty.

text/photograph: GS TAY


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