Being Old and Wise (and Grumpy)

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There is a stereotype of old grumpy men spouting off opinions about how horrible today’s music is or the clothing styles. My father’s favorite thing to gripe about was how fast things were moving today compared to not long ago.…

Being Old and Wise (and Grumpy)

There is a stereotype of old grumpy men spouting off opinions about how horrible today’s music is or the clothing styles. My father’s favorite thing to gripe about was how fast things were moving today compared to not long ago. And that was 25 years ago. I noticed it myself and see exactly what he thought. Things are moving faster.

Max headroom had it right. The futures entertainment will be 15 second clips. Commercials will be blipverts. So short you’re bringing hardly registers them and yet you go buy that brand.

Now that I’m becoming old and somewhat grumpy, although I prefer the term wise, I see a little bit into why people are unsatisfied with the way the world has changed. This is no doubt true of every single time in history. Some change is good, and some change just happened that way and we have to accept it. They can predict and control some aspects of our lives but a lot of it is just the way the teenagers do things different. It’s important to change for them because they don’t want to be the same as their older brother or their parents. They want to dress different and listen to different music and that’s probably the way it’s all always been and the way it all always will be.

I think it’s neat. It’s fascinating to watch the way the world changes and the way the world reacts to it. It’s fun to listen to teenagers spout what they consider to be wisdom but within experience it’s usually just silly talk. I’m not happy with that sentence.

I’m not happy with this blog. I think I’ll end it and try the concept another day.

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