The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Philosophy

Philosophy Religions, schools of thought, matters of importance and navel-gazing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2018, 05:39 AM   #16
Carruthers
Junior Master Dwellar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Buckinghamshire UK
Posts: 3,113
I have a somewhat puzzling relationship with ageing.

I hope that I'm a bit more worldly wise than I was say, two or three decades ago, but I never look back and compare distinct ages with the present.

I think that most people will have more life events than me on which to pin a particular age, so perhaps that has something to do with it.

There's been a few knocks and bruises and occasions when the effluvia has interfaced with the air conditioning, but broadly speaking nothing significant that I can nail down to a definite age.

As for learning by experience,* well I've always been aware of the risks of acting in haste, consequences of actions etc, and that awareness becomes more acute by the year.

Can timidity be far behind?



*Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

(Oscar Wilde)
__________________
Carruthers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2018, 07:51 AM   #17
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 62,928
Lower resilience and limited recovery time play a bigger role with age.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 01:22 AM   #18
Glinda
Fucktard Resistance League
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 1.14 acres of heaven
Posts: 1,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Lower resilience and limited recovery time play a bigger role with age.
As does not giving as much of a shit about shit as one used to. I count that as a big bonus.
Glinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 04:36 AM   #19
Carruthers
Junior Master Dwellar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Buckinghamshire UK
Posts: 3,113
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
As does not giving as much of a shit about shit as one used to. I count that as a big bonus.
An outlook on life which has an honourable pedigree.

Arthur Balfour (Prime Minister 1902-1905) said "Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all".

I'd have voted for him.
__________________
Carruthers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 08:15 PM   #20
BigV
Goon Squad Leader
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 24,836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
As does not giving as much of a shit about shit as one used to. I count that as a big bonus.
Too wise or too tired?
__________________
Also a very stable genius.
BigV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.