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Thought for the Day

Middle age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, “Why not?” and the other, “Why bother?”

– Sydney J. Harris

Ageing can be levelling,

yet often the most fulfilling.

If memory serves me correctly.

We have not the youth,

but the wisdom, in bucketfuls.

9 thoughts on “Thought for the Day”

    1. Thanks ever so much for this comment, Sheree. I love the mindset conveyed in these words and the subtle satirical humour behind it. It brings to mind the trite adage, ” We are only as old as we feel.” or ” Age is just a number.”

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    1. That’s when we can blog about our wisdom, instead. Many folks don’t want to listen to what they see is ‘unsolicited advice,’ they merely want to vent. It is a shame, isn’t it, Ineke? These folks might save themselves from a lot of stress, if they listened to their elders. However, I think the ‘elders,’ have to say things carefully, in a non-judgemental way too, if they want to be heard. Sometimes, the most permanent learning takes place when learning the hardest way.


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