Sunday, May 27, 2007

Age Is...


Age is…wisdom, if one has lived one's life properly.
~Miriam Makeba

10 comments:

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Getzapped,

I agree with this beautiful quotation! 'Age is…wisdom, if one has lived one's life properly.'

To me living one's life properly does mean it is ok to make all the mistakes in the world and learn from them and continue to live confidently even though we know we will make more mistakes, as the more mistakes we make and learn, the better and exciting our life will be. Ha ha. Contradicting but thats my take, dear.

Shrig said...

I think your making a valid point with the age series. I think so many people are caught up in the "youth" or being young. Which is fine, but there isn't anything wrong with getting old either, and there seems to be a lot of negative feelings that go along with it. I want to think that all ages are special, being young or old should both be celebrated, just not one or the other.

polona said...

makes me wonder what 'properly' is supposed to mean... living life to the full, have adventures, learn on mistakes? if so, i can only agree...
as they say, youth is wasted on the young so why not try to make something of it :)

raindog said...

and what is age, if not wisdom? i think thats where i'll be. :)

nice pick, as usual.

Lizard Princess said...

Even in the residents that I work with (who most people would probably say that calling them wise is quite a stretch) but I see glimmers of wisdom come through from time to time, and I am always amazed because they have so many obstacles to overcome for that wisdom to shine out of them. And that makes it all the more precious.

Stephen Bess said...

Beautiful words and so true. Yes, living life properly is making mistakes and learning from them.

get zapped said...

ruby- I happy it resonates with you ;) And I agree with your take on mistakes, we must in order to grow...

shrig- I love how you put this!

polona- yes, properly is subjective, isn't it?

raindog- I love your attitude!

lp- how beautiful and lucky that you can see this.

stephen- you said it!

Icarus said...

Wisdom is really learning, which it doesn't take the ageing process to acquire.
We have a whole lifetime to do alot of looking and listening. What we do with it along the way - whatever the definition of living it properly might be, will determine if we can reach old age and be content...and hopefully to want to go on learning that way right until the end. Amen.

Lyrically speaking said...

Love the quote especially the picture

urban butterfly said...

I love Miriam Makeba.