At 66, I have now lived long enough to know:

—Everyone sees himself or herself as the center of the universe. It is not possible for people to see the world in any other way.

Compassion comes from the heart. People who have it have no choice but to express it. Those who do not have it will never have it.

—You cannot overcome greed. Greed is a narcotic that affects everyone.

—Real love is an enveloping feeling that cannot be faked and will never be depleted. Love is not rational, it just is.

Intelligence is overrated. Compassion is much more important.

—We overthink everything until nothing has meaning.

—There is an uncontrollable lust for anything new.

—The absolute worse thing in life is boredom.

—Most people think they are smarter than they actually are.

—People can make do with whatever they have, but always want more.

—Small children are the only ones with pure hearts.

Humor is all you have between you and a cheerless life.

—You cannot teach people what is funny.

—People see the world as they want it to be, not as it is.

—Once a person decides on a solution or answer, it is nearly impossible to get them to consider any other possibility.

Crying and laughing are the truest expressions of how you feel about something.

—There is good in everyone, but in some, it has all but disappeared.

—Many people waste so much time, their life is virtualy worthless.

—Everyone worries about what other people think of them.

—It is possible to eat one pound of food and gain three pounds.

—Dogs are more loyal than any human.

—You’ll always feel better after a haircut.

—We are slowly destroying this planet because of greed (see above) and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

—We should have stopped after we invented the on/off switch. Being able to hit pause only wastes time.

Neither Democrats nor Republicans are the answer.

And for me personally: “If I think it is, it is.”

Fall-slough in Just a Geezer in Geezers, boomers, and seniors activities and life

I Have Now Lived Long Enough To Know

One thought on “I Have Now Lived Long Enough To Know

  • December 11, 2014 at 10:33
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    I am actually smarter than I think I am! It’s a proven fact.

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