Tuesday, May 25, 2010


"Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."
Douglas MacArthur


  1. I appreciate MacArthur's intention, but the thing doesn't obbey to such a black and white scheme.

    You are perhaps as young as your faith, but you remain really young (younger than your faith), only if your capacity to doubt remains young. Let us try some stoic metaphysics...:-)

    Consider your ego nothing more than an "organ" of your "self" and your identity an exoskeleton of your ego (like the exoskeleton of insects and crustaceans). While you are growing this identity from time to time has to be replaced by a new one fitting with a more mature ego. The riping ego becomes less and less important for you, and your self becomes more and more the substratum of "nos" which tries to replace "ego".

    The definite fusion occurs with death.

  2. This is a desperate and ridiculous statement of either a father who is losing a ball game against his son or a senior gentleman with a younger spouse. I know what I say.

  3. great, after reading this, I think I'm old... I mean, 21 really is...old^^

  4. Dr. Deepak Chopra explains in his book, "Quantum Healing", how we create everything in our lives with our thoughts, perceptions, fears, love, etc.; including time and age.

    Quantum science has moved meta physics closer to our third-dimensional understanding.

    Knowing this is one thing. Applying it effectively to our lives - that's a whole 'nuther ball game, as they say over here.

  5. @jana

    One actually can age very young, even without living fast. Maybe in 20 years you will be younger than today. Just wait.