Life’s Tragedy

The word old and the word wise are relative terms. Your idea and mine about what is wise and what is old may be different.
Differences aside, how about we just relax about our age and our intellect and accept both without reservation. I’m thinking it’s the only way for us to come to terms with “life’s tragedy,” so eloquently described by Benjamin Franklin in this quote:
Life’s tragedy is we get old too soon and wise too late.
It’s true, we’re all relatively ignorant when we’re young, but that’s what makes being young so much fun!
It’s true, we’re all relatively old when we become wise, but that’s what makes being old worth waking up about!
Wisdom enters the mind of the young when the space that holds it becomes hospitable to it. Youth never leaves the mind of the old when the space that holds it nurtures it.
Life’s tragedy is a relative term determined solely by one’s perception of what is.
sandra

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