Let Me Ask You a Question – 4/24/18


Let me ask you a question:

Why do some people say “youth is wasted on the young”?

28 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 4/24/18

  1. As a guy who’s near 50, I realize how short our “youth” really is. When young and free and unattached and opportunity is abundant, yet said youth isn’t making the most of that freedom, then youth is being wasted on the young. Farmers like to say, “Make hay while the sun is shining.”, meaning take advantage of the opportunity provided within a short window. Being young is similar. It’s a short window, and not utilizing that time, or not making the most of it, is a waste. When young, it feels as though it will always be that way. It’s not always gonna be that way. Take advantage of it when young and unencumbered.

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  2. because the older you get the more you learn to love life, when you are young you waste it on getting that career, getting that partner, that family, its only when you are older you think bollocks it means very little.

    Also you want to make people think well of you, when you get older you stopped giving a flying fig what anyone thinks of you

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      • I think it has a lot do with the mindset of parents and the pressure of society. E.G You have to put this (disgusting) outfit so you look pretty/handsome for xyz. For women, you have to wear makeup, shave, pluck to the inch of your life to look professional.

        And then you hit your 30’s (for me I never gave a shit about what people thought) and you suddenly realise no one cares what you look like, everyone is so involved in their owns lives that unless you turn up somewhere dressed in a massive care bare costume no one is going to remember what you looked like from one day to the next

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  3. the wisdom that comes with age would be so useful to have in youth. The physical vitality and energy of youth , lacks the wisdom of age and hence the “youth” ( vitality and energy) is wasted because youth does not have the wisdom to appreciate it and make the best of it.

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