Saturday, January 9, 2010

The wisdom of the old

Yesterday in the pub I had a chat with an old man who felt he was a very lucky person. He said: ‘All my life, the future was a threat to me. But now, when I know I’ve none, I have nothing to worry about. It’s the first time I really feel free and happy.

‘You know,' he continued, 'No one has a future; not even yourself, It’s just a pity that it took me so long to realize it. I could have had so much more fun.’ He sighed for a moment, paused, and started laughing again.


  1. Hi Ran,

    It's good to be back here reading your nice blog.

    Re: your above post, we were raised to make plan for the future, therefor we would obviously 'sacrifice' for the future, for example we would spent less time enjoying ourselves so that we can save money.
    But there are times when I also think like the man you mentioned.

  2. I am always trying to, but my day to day hectic existence makes it nearly impossible