Life & Philosophy

Wise Renegades

The older we get, the wiser we get. It’s not necessarily that we get smarter or gain more experience as we age but we get better at keeping things in perspective.

Young people are always more self-conscious, jealous of others, and dissatisfied. Meanwhile, adults come to accept who they are and try to cope with the things they already have. They also learn how to keep their emotions in check.

Adults still take risks, albeit less serious ones. They don’t feel the need to save the world but merely contribute, even if it’s a simple little piece of art.

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”- C.S. Lewis

We can still be happy and ambitious at all stages in our life. Unfortunately, we’ll always be blind to how it all comes together, how the dots connect. But ignorance and a strong gut are the reason the beat goes on…..

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.