|“A STEP TOWARD MATURITY”|
There are very few advantages in heading toward old age. First of all, one doesn’t have to worry about his reputation as much as when he was young. The few people who know you will think you are a crazy old man, and the other 90% just don’t even know you or care. I have heard old men say, “When I was young, I was a ‘rip snorter’, but when I got older I got smarter.
They didn’t know it, but they didn’t get smarter; they just got older. If they had life to live over, they would probably be crazier the second time around.
Most young folks do silly things, thinking it is a sign of maturity. Today’s youth try alcohol, drugs, tobacco, tattoos, piercings, baggy britches, and vulgar language. Now, I’m not saying all young people are in this category.
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