According to this poetry, the older we become, the shorter our life stages look; a day in our childhood feels like a year, and years feel like passing centuries. We have passion accompanied with problems in our youth. As we become older, the grief in our life increases, and we feel as though time has sped up. Living each day as it comes brings happiness that lasts forever.
Overall, when comparing now to the previous 200 years, human life expectancy has improved enormously because: more children survive childhood and beyond the age of five due to immunization, better nutrition, safer and cleaner living circumstances, and enhanced medical treatments; and fewer people die from infectious diseases.
The most significant factor contributing to our increased longevity is probably the fact that during modern times, almost all children survive to adulthood, which means there are more 25-year-olds than 15-year-olds. This is different from what happened before industrialization, when most children did not live to see their fifth birthday. After accounting for population growth, the number of deaths per 1,000 people falls to near zero after age 85 because there aren't enough old people anymore to account for all the new babies being born.
Another factor is that during modern times, many people do not die before they reach old age. In 1900, only one in 10 Americans reached age 70; today it's one in three. The increase is mainly due to reduced mortality among older people; as those who made it to age 75 lived longer, there were still more of them at that point in time than those who died before reaching that mark.
Finally, genetic engineering and medical technology have led to an increasing number of people living past 90 years old.
Swiftly passing: transient... the fleeting character of fame and prosperity... — William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet
Fleeting means "passing quickly or completely." Your reputation is also called your "reputation track record." That is, it is the record of how others view you. Your reputation is made up of what people think about you.
Your reputation will never be complete unless you deal with issues that cause people to lose respect for you. For example, if you are known as a hothead who fights often, then no one will trust you if you stop fighting entirely. Even if you change this habit, they will only do so when they feel safe doing so.
Reputation is important because people will not go out of their way to help you if they do not believe you can be trusted. Also, people may avoid helping you if they believe you are going to leave them exposed by failing or being unable to pay them back. Finally, they may act against you if they believe you are dangerous and should not be allowed around children or the elderly.
In short, reputation is vital to your success in life.
"Long Live and Prosper." Meaning: When someone says "live long and prosper," they are wishing you the best. This idiom's etymology The phrase "live long and prosper" is derived from the Jewish phrase "dif-tor heh smusma," which translates as "peace be with you." In return, you are wished peace and prosperity.
The wish "life long and happiness" is expressed in many languages worldwide. It is also written in several different ways, such as English: live long and prosper, German: lange leben und viele Kinder wachsen, Russian: жизнь старше и богато просветления, Spanish: viva larga y prosperida, Italian: viva a lungo e prospero, French: vivez longue et prospérité, Hebrew: לחי ארוך ושמחה.
This expression comes from a Jewish blessing. During Shabbat, Jews say it before eating bread for the first time after waking up on Saturday morning. It is also said when starting a new project or undertaking an important endeavor.
Live long and prosper has been used as a greeting since 1327.