Are you older and wiser? Or just old?


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HappyTo BeHereTo Profile

I'm definitely older.  I'm not sure if it's that I've learned from my experiences, OR:

Wise is up for debate.  I'll just have fun with being "Happy."

Michael Poland Profile
Michael Poland answered

Getting better all of the time.

Ancient One Profile
Ancient One answered

Much older, not much wiser but less stupid. That make sense?

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

I'm older, anyway.

Confucius had an interesting take on it. He said, "Old age, believe me, is
a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the
stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as

I gotta confess, I'm more of a spectator than a participant these days.

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
I agree, wisdom grounded in humour!
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Reminds me of something from my childhood...
Which translates as
Too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you are too wise for me.
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
It's wonderful Dozy! I love those...
otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

im old

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Unfortunately, the wisdom came at a price . . . Living life, and time.

My wisdom was paid in full with the years I have lived . . .

Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

I would say that as I've grown older, I've come to doubt more the adage that age brings wisdom. To quote the Roman playwright Plautus who said, "Wisdom is attained not by years, but by experience".

To wit: I make the analogy of wisdom being like pollen accumulating on the bee as it goes about from one flower to the next, dispensing it's bounty along the way. 

Might that my advancing years lead me to such bee-hood, but I'll leave that judgment to others. I don't seek to flatter myself. 

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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Some people with 20 years of experience simply have the same experience 20 years in a row---as you say, it's experience, not age.

I like the pollen analogy---it allows for synergism, percolation, and serendipity to produce new insights from knowledge already acquired.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
And, yes, "bee-hood" is quite satisfying.
Call me Z
Call me Z commented
Indeed, it is the very serendipity of wisdom that drew me to this metaphor. Would that we all could bear our full share of pollen. Cheers, Tom.
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Jaimie JT answered

Im older ...and wiser :) and I'm a kid at heart ... I'm just exactly the perfect age I should be :) I'm the most happy I've been in the longest time ... I'm forever young :) this songs lovely then :) BAM !

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