Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Whether You Are Old

There is one certain way to decide whether you are old: what is your attitude when you arises in the morning? The person who is young awakens with a strange feeling of excitement, a feeling which he may not be able to explain, but which is as if to say, "This is a great day; this is a day on which the wonderful thing will happen." The individual who is old, regardless of age, arises with the spirit unresponsive, not expecting any great thing to happen. This day will be just about like all the rest. The people may hope it will be no worse. Some people retain the spirit of expectation at threescore and ten; some lose it early in life. The measurement of one's age is actually how well he retains the romance of youth.

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