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Why does a person become like a child when he is very old?

  1. rajan jolly profile image88
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    Why does a person become like a child when he is very old?

  2. satice_j profile image76
    satice_jposted 6 years ago

    It is from a child like state we enter the world, it is only right that we return to that state and go home to our Creator, for we are all the Creator's children.

  3. Sky9106 profile image73
    Sky9106posted 6 years ago

    The physical truth is that he sincerely misses his Mother!

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    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    Well they do say that everything comes full circle.................but this doesn't really apply to everyone.  There are others who are very independent and capable of handling themselves when they become a senior citizen

  5. Attikos profile image80
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    The body wasn't meant to be immortal. Its systems, including the nervous system, decline. As the brain is deprived of nutrients, higher thought processes peel away, one by one, usually starting with short-term memory. If the course continues long enough, the mind reverts to ever more primitive states, which is the reverse of how it progressed from infancy into adulthood. Dementia sets in, the children put you into a containment facility with attendants trained to treat you as a child, and you lose interest in living. Before that happens to me, someone please hand me a loaded shotgun.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Because as much as we don't want to admit it, our body and our minds tend to slowly wind down as we enter the older years--making so many things difficult. 

    Imagine what it feels like to be that person who was once competent, and savy about the world and now has trouble getting average things done.