Dr. Asimov’s work had a profound impact on me. I fully embrace everything that this quote entrails. Continued learning is key to a vibrant life.
Early in the morning remembering the actions I regret. Unwilling to learn from my elders caused so much heartache. Eventually I learned this bit of wisdom:
- a wise person learns from their mistakes
- a wiser person means from the mistakes of others
- the wisest person learns from the successes of others
Also I figured out that I learn more by listening than talking.
springtime’s presence here
flower’s garish excesses
sunlight fights viri
sunlight’s downward path
as I wander past the fears
ah, cherry blossoms!
stories of the past
yet I look to the future
I am far from done
Met a really cool guy today. A former Navy nuclear power program sailor, just like me. Though he is quite a bit younger.
Swapped stories of our respective experiences, which I enjoyed. Yet I often worry in those moments that I’ll become like the subject of Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days”, a relic, trapped in the past. Grave fate, for me, at least.