Question , Why does it seem to me that youth , say 17 to 25 or so , is so idealistic in debating , in protesting , in most discussions and in picking their fights in general ,..... that they do not see the grey areas in any debate , even in rather "intelligent " people ? Is it just the naiveté of youth ?
Older people realize that in spite of an ideal, the reality is most of the time quite different and our perspective of the world stems from this. Rather than being adamant toward one view or its opposite, the truth is somewhere in the middle
Because they have not had the life experience that jades us with old age.
That's part of it. The other part is that many young people (and older ones as well) have never learned how to think and analyze and therefore are unable to see the nuances. They look at the "now" but do not see consequences of actions.
Its the age. Weren't we all the same at that age? Young adults want to change the world for the better…like knights galloping forth on horseback, swords ready! You should know, ahorseback! LOL!
(PS Did you ever pick up that slide guitar?)
Kathryn , I have picked it up although not much in the way of any talent in this boy , I guess my musical talent lies in listening to someone else play ! LOL
Yes, it really makes you appreciate that anyone can play like they do!
A recorded song, a finished book, a completed painting. The process it took is a mystery and a miracle. Keep trying ahorseback! Just the pursuit is a worthy effort. You only need to to know three chords, according to Marc Bolan. Do you like Bonnie Raitt or Ry Cooder? or who?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE4P8r8 … freload=10
Oh all of the above , My all time favorite , Gordon Lightfoot ! I love anyone with the gift - you got it Kathryn , I'm on my way over , I promise , I'll just close my eye's and listen ,LOL?
That is very kind of you to say, ahorseback. Thank you. I am taking piano lessons. I am a firm believer in teaching oneself and going at one's own pace. But, I have recently learned that being forced to do something well by a good teacher makes you learn beyond what you could ever do by yourself. I am "stuck" taking piano lessons from an older woman ( an excellent piano teacher) who is dependent on my weekly check. At first I was resentful, cuz I couldn't figure a way to get out of it…. I'm not that rich… but miracles happen every week and I have the money, so I go dutifully to her house for my lesson.
and guess what…I am starting to get it. I am learning way more than I ever thought I could!
I can improvise now and it sounds like real music… and starting to read and play a little too.
I'm so happy for you Kathryn, I'll tell you something odd , I always though that if I had the gift I would need no friends or lovers or anyone in my life , Kind of selfish I know ! Yet as a loner of sorts , it would have helped a lot at times to have such a pleasing gift of music . My memory's just not good enough for musical talent , LOL .
Maybe you were a musician in your last life… You wanted something better this time around…
LOL just kidding.. what do I know! Do you like colors and shapes? Painting is fun! You could study the basics of composition and do abstracts! Friends, lovers and the like are highly over-rated.
I like that Kathryn ," this time around ", perjhap's that's why I write [ even poorly ] lol. , I have dubbed in oil painting and love it , yet time restrictions are against me right now , one day perhaps . I also love photography , seeing life and nature through the lens gives us a different perspective on living , No ?
Kathryn , I have just lowered the neck nut [ string holder at the neck }of my dobro so that I might try playing in the Roy Cooder style rather than a lap guitar ! I'll let ya know how that works !.......:-}
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