Monday, July 24

The wisdom of age

In this morning’s Times Matthew Syed ponders the wisdom of old folks. “Chatting to people who have lived long lives is a priceless gift” he says.” It is not just the wisdom they share, but the historical context they so often bring to an understanding of the present.” While most of us appreciate the sentiment I’m not sure it justifies John Humphries’ £650k or is a reason to wheel out Joan Bakewell at the drop of a hat. Truth is that most of us pine for those now long dead so we can ask all those questions we were blind to in our youth.

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