“Live Life in Reverse”: Wisdom Through Comedy
by Scott Faith
Wouldn’t life be great if it worked this way?
“Life in Reverse” by George Carlin
The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends.
I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time.
What do you get at the end of it?
What’s that, a bonus?
I think the life cycle is all backwards.
You should die first; get it out of the way.
Then you live in an old age home.
You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work.
You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement.
You drink alcohol, you party,
you get ready for high school.
You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb,
You spend your last nine months floating…
Then you finish off as an orgasm.”
This first appeared in The Havok Journal April 12, 2017.
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