Wisdom of the Ages 395

Andrea left a contribution to the Wisdom of the Ages project, it reads:

(Some of) what I have learnt in life:

Time is a strange and elusive thing, where sometimes a second can take hours to pass, and at other times an hour can whizz by in a second. Nobody really even knows for sure what time actually IS (let alone if we will ever be able to travel in any other direction or at any other speed than forward at the same speed we do now).

Time seems to be one of the important things in life for most people – and for me there never seems to be enough of it!
I always plan to do things then never seem to get there because I ran out of time, I leave things until “later” and then “later” never happens, and a lot of things always seem to take way longer than I ever thought they would.

But I am not sure the lesson should be to “do it now” and “don’t procrastinate” – because I have been told those lessons years ago and still don’t seem to pay any heed to them … maybe the lesson is that one should accept the fact that time is a fluid thing, and that we should enjoy each moment (no matter how short or long it seems) and make allowances for the fact that time seems to shrink or stretch at the most inconvenient of times – and not get too upset if we find ourself in a situation where we either have too much or too little time on our hands …hmmm … that seems to be another way of saying “life is what you make of it” … LOL

Actually that is not all I have learnt in life, or even the most important thing … I am not sure if there even IS a most important thing out of all the stuff I have learnt in life, and in my life I have learnt a LOT of stuff! (some useful, some not … although the definition of what is useful or useless might change as time goes on ) – life is one of those strange experiences where you keep on learning – I don’t think I (or most people for that matter) ever will stop learning things … maybe the day I stop learning is the day I stop living? or the day there is no point continuing to live … except that I wouldn’t want to die yet, in case it is just a setback and I start learning/living again


Wisdom of the Ages 394

Linda a contribution to the Wisdom of the Ages project, it reads:

Never ascribe to malice and forethought what can be explained by ignorance and stupidity

Wisdom of the Ages 393

A contribution by Vivian Garforth of Anlaby house, it reads:

I was sitting on a bus with an old (80+) lady when a young driver shot out of a side street nearly colliding with us. She commented that “It is better to be 30 minutes too late in this world than 30 years too early in the next!” I’ve never forgotten her advice.