I miss the strength of my youth. When I built my house I was working at the local cannery, the night shift,
twelves hours at a time. I did that and built my house! My last term in college I took 27 credit hours, that is like two full student's full of work AND I did those same hours at the cannery. I got all "A's" and one "B"!
Oh I wasn't that smart. By then I had realized that the professor's didn't really want you to learn anything, certainly not enough to get sidetracked on any issue. I knew they just wanted me to spit it back at them and that is what I did. There have been classes where I got "C's" where I had learned far more. By my last term in college I just wanted to finish so I just did what was expected and got better grades for it.
When I was young I could lift huge beams, just put them on my shoulder and walk up the ladder. I have no strength like that now. The strength of youth is replaced by wisdom but I am not sure it is a fair trade.
Wisdom comes with caution and a particular loss of adventure. The horizon of life should be huge in your youth. I have travelled a thousand miles with two dollars in my pocket. I would go to Europe on a whim and like a rich man, stay for six months at a time. No agenda, no itinerary, just an amble, pausing as I liked.
|This is the little MG I crashed! I told that story yesterday.|
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