To Be Old and Wise….

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I have been playing around with the header of RJ’sCorner for a few days now. I hope at least a few of you guys notice the improvements.  The saying above is new to the header. It is about wisdom and how it is only accomplished through years of experiencing the dichotomies of life.

I am one who appreciates the wisdom of those who have lived a long time on this earth. They have probably experienced things that I have not. They have lessons to teach.  One of my favorite books is Having Our Say – The Delaney Sister’ First 100 Years.  It is obviously about two sisters who grew up in North Carolina and then spent most of their lives in NYC. These gals have lived through much of what I can only read about.  One of my favorite quotes is found on the back of the book jacket.

“When people ask me how we’ve lived past one hundred, I say, ‘Honey, we never married.  We never had husbands to worry us to death!”

I have read the book twice and will likely do so again in the coming new year.  Getting back to the new header box above, I can remember when I was ‘Young and Stupid’. During those years I voted Republican but then wisdom took over and I finally got on the right path. 🙂

One of the things I think is basically wrong in today’s world is that so many of those young and stupid have given up seeking wisdom from those of us old and wise.  There just seems to be little respect now for the aged and their time on the earth.  That saddens me….  If people don’t listen to the old and wise does that bind them to a lifetime of being young and stupid… I don’t know the answer to that one yet as I guess I haven’t lived long enough yet.

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