Some Ramblings about Youth
The fountain of surgical youth.
Imagine there used to be a time when getting old was okay. When being aged earned respect, by default. Experience meant something.
Now, all we want to do is be young. Is it a fear and denial of death? Or just a general social trend perhaps fueled by a powerful reliance upon technology and all that is NEW.
But youth and ignorance often go hand in hand, no?
I recently engaged a loved one in a lengthy discussion (debate) in which I lamented our lack of interest in the collective wisdom of our elders and the past. This person's utter denial of any practical use of such things was staggering to me. Apparently we can learn nothing (or at least very little) from our ancestors?
We are like the children of Israel lost in the desert alone and having no idea how we got there. And all we do is build cool toys and try and forget the dry heat that surrounds us.
But I hear a voice whispering: "Thou art mortal...death awaits...what is REALLY important?"
Experience matters...let us heed it and not so arrogantly suppose that OUR present commands the past and the future.
Relating to all of these rambling thoughts, I shall shortly link to my promised musings on Orthodox Traditions and why we don't change em much.
...offered by Dn. fdj, a sinner at 10:03 AM [+]