Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tag-Team Post

I just sat down to make a post out of some ideas that have been whirling around in my head. And, as usual, I ran out of writing time after finally settling upon a pretty decent opening paragraph...but nothing more. So I had an idea. Rather than saving this one paragraph and letting it sit and rot for a couple of months on my desktop before I lose interest and finally delete it, why not put it out there and see what it inspires the rest of the collective to write?

So here's the paragraph. Someone pick up the ball and write the next paragraph. And then someone else can go on from there. It should be an interesting exercise...

There may have been some time in the distant past when achieving great age was seen as a path to wisdom. But here in the 21st century, the wisdom of three days ago, let alone three decades ago, is discounted as outdated. Amassing the experience of several decades on the planet is looked upon not as a passage to wisdom, but as an express ticket to irrelevancy. It’s no wonder people of my generation—we ubiquitous Baby Boomers—nurse an irrational fear of growing old. We are shown daily that we must either match the frenetic pace of our children’s society, or be cast aside like yesterday’s iphone.

Have at it, ladies...

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