There is a saying that “Youth is wasted on the young”. That is to say that by the time you have made and corrected the mistakes you make in life, by then you’re too old to really benefit from the knowledge. Take a surgeon for example, by the time he becomes the most knowledgeable about his craft he’s starting to suffer from the disease of aging. A strange truth understood by anyone past their 50’s.
Just ask anyone in their sixties how they got to be so old and they will all have stories filled with how they did what you are about to do in their lifetime. You look at your Granny or Granddaddy or your Momma and don’t see the child who has only grown older, taller and hopefully, more smarter. Being older one can understand that this is a process of building on the child as foundation for the adult. Look deep and you will always find a child looking out.
I would like to hear stories from people of all ages about their individual growing older process. Understand that from the moment you start to live, you start to die (Existentialism). It’s all about how you live, what you do between those two points.
So if you are say, sixteen years old and you want to share some experience that influenced you in getting to be sixteen, it’s valid so let’s hear it. Is there something you learned that you think the next generation needs to know, PASS IT ON.
Remember, when in life a kindness to you is shown
Remember it was not meant for you alone
It was meant for you you to enjoy, then to PASS IT ON.
I have a website www.asaundersmusic.com that I put together to share some of my pictures, music, thoughts, experiences and a book about how I got to be so old.