Thursday, 3 November 2011

Another way

Life is short. How many times have we heard that before? Still we strut around, puffing our chests like pigeons, dragging the weight of our ego and prejudice, like unnecessary baggage. If we look back at our life, and imagine that each decade is a chapter, how long would our book be? Eight chapters if we are lucky, or nine. With age comes hindsight. 'If only...' and 'wouldn't it be wonderful....' , become constant refrains. The wisdom of our twilight years plays hide and seek with us in our youth.

People constantly say that we should let people make their own mistakes and learn their own lessons. I'm not sure about that. It's a bit like reinventing the wheel. What a waste of time. History is important and teaches us lessons, so we don't do stupid things again and again. When someone tells us, don't smoke, it can kill you, or don't drink alcohol and drive, I believe we should take it at face value and not 'discover for ourselves' if that's true

I guess what I am trying to say is that sometimes it could be a good idea to set our pre conceived notions and ego aside, and learn life's little lessons from the world around us. Its good to realize that sometimes we may not be right, and there may be a better way elsewhere, that's all....

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