Signs you are getting older:
As I sit here enjoying a cup of coffee (thank you Starbucks) and ponder growing older, I can't help but wonder why the old saying of getting wiser along with the growing years doesn’t always seem to hold true. I mean at least shouldn’t the two be proportionate? Could it be all the old sayings are leading us astray?
Go ahead and run with that stick in your hand, your eye is going to be just fine.
Maybe I'm just one of the few where the age old axioms don't seem to apply. As I look back over this blog (hey, I can spare the 30 seconds) I realize I typed my first word about a year ago. In addition to the sheer disappointment of not having written more, I also wonder if I have learned anything over that time? The honest answer is I don't know. About the wisdom I mean...the fact I just had to put on my readers to type this confirmed the aging part. I would like to think something snuck into the crevices of my mind and is just laying there ready to jump into action when needed. That could be, but just as one of those other old sayings put it....you better use it or lose it.
Perhaps wisdom can be more than just the acquisition of new knowledge. Maybe it can be the reaffirmation of things long forgotten or ignored. "Love your neighbor as yourself, listen twice as much as you speak, stop and smell the roses". Learning, applying then remembering so you can do it again....maybe that is true wisdom.
Now, where did I put my coffee...
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