Mojo and Elmatus:
I tell students they're on their way up, and I'm on my way out. With age comes urgency. Maybe that leads to a sense of speed.
Yes, age gives experience and sensitivity. But....5 weeks after prostate surgery....fragility and problems. But we are here to impart to the future.
The O and B showed courage drafting Clarkie. It payed off.
To a large extent, that's exactly right. It's not so much that we experience fewer new things; we simply don't process them as completely as younger minds tend to. Our brains are designed to create filters based on prior knowledge and experiences. The more filters we have, the more we tend to ignore new information; the more information we ignore due to these filters, the more we feel life is just a narrow set of circumstances washing over our heads very quickly.
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