Getting older? Keep your head down and plow through

When you’re young, there’s plenty to roar about. Then you get older and learn how change actually happens.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Ross Williams on 08/19/2011 - 11:21 am.

    The problem is this isn’t really true. Old farts do a lot of things well, but changing the world isn’t one of them. Change is risky and once you have something to lose, you don’t see taking risks as a positive.

    In fact, you could define the current problems in the country as stemming from the baby boomers having reached an age where keeping what we have is a lot more important to us than creating a better future.

    “Live within your means” is not a phrase that young people use. They are still focused on having the means for the life they want. This country was built by people who looked around them and decided they weren’t satisfied with living within the means available. They picked up and emigrated to a country where the opportunity was there to create the means for a new life.

    Of course, they were mostly young and with little to lose. Not people who “understood” how change really happens. They were too busy making it happen by whatever means were available to them.

  2. Submitted by Hal Davis on 08/19/2011 - 05:48 pm.

    ==you could define the current problems in the country as stemming from the baby boomers having reached an age where keeping what we have is a lot more important to us than creating a better future.==

    Maybe keeping what we have is part of creating a better future. It’s called conservation of resources.

    “Live within your means” is part of that.

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