A simple truth is old people don't know anything. Just ask a youngin' I wish I knew half as much now as I thought
I knew then.
I say it all the time. We really can not appreciate where we are unless we understand where we come from. I'm pretty lucky, I had a Dad that was part of the depression generation. He survived that to go off and fight in two wars (WWII & Korea). He helped me gain an unquenchable thirst for history. The first time I even seen a M1 (both of them) and a 03 Springfield I was in love and knew I had to have them.
Now I will admit I am kind of a tech junkie and love new gadgets. I always have, but I also have a deep affection for past gadgets The designing alone is many times notihng short od amazing when you understand the tech of any given time.
All this and I was still a young kid so I knew what I knew and no old person was going to say different. This didn't last real long though being I really got tired of the old man saying "I told ya so you, gourd head
" So form about 18 on I went back to my child like way of wanting to hear every story anyone with gray hair wanted to tell me. Sometimes wisdom is thrust upon you weather you want it or not. and with that I have also learned the more I know the more I know I need to learn.
So now I turn 50 at the end of the year. I'm fast becoming the old guy that doesn't know anything. Just ask some kid....But you better ask fast. BEcause if he don't get off my grass I"m going to hit him with his own ball.