Thought to ponder: Birthdays
are supposed to be good thing
s. If this is so, why do so many people make them into such lousy things? Today is my birthday. For some reason, no matter what age a person is, they perceive
themselves as being four times older, myself included.
The fascination with age that the average American
has is at best unhealthy
. Youth is considered an undesirable trait in many ways to many culture
s, as wisdom
is acquired through time. The mind-set
in America seems to be that youth breeds vitality
which in turn is a precursor to success
and that wisdom is merely a figment of one's imagination
Given this realization, I believe I shall attempt to enjoy
this day and realize that I am growing wiser, not older.