The Four Stages of Life, according to Leong - a new friend I met recently.
When you're born, you are treated like royalty. Your mother spoon feeds you. Your father carries you on his back. When pretty ladies come to visit, they hug you and hold you close to their chests. You have no worries in the world, because every single thing is taken care of just for you.
You are a KING.
You grow up. You start to have worries. Are the bills getting paid? Does wifey have enough allowance? Is Ah Boy getting fed? You work day and night. Few appreciate what you do, because they see it as your responsibility. You work not for yourself, but for your boss, your company, your family.
You are a BULL.
You age, and you retire from work. Your kids are all grown up now. They have their girlfriends, boyfriends to go out with. They have go to work, or maybe go overseas to further their education, using your money of course. And what about you? You stay at home everyday, looking at the front door, waiting for your kids to come back home.
You are a DOG.
Your kids are married now. They have their own family. They have kids. But when they go to work, who takes care of the kids? YOU LAH! Abuden? And so you're left with entertaining your grandchildren. You lift them up, swing them around, put them on your back, and run around making stupid noises. "Kuchi kuchi kooo~ A booo~ A booo boo boo~"
You become a MONKEY.
These are the four essential stages of life. But for most people, there's also one last inevitable stage.
You become a PICTURE!