From time to time - quite often, in fact - we do come across people saying the most incredible, and incredibly dumb, things about age, particularly with reference to their physical capabilities. So here is the first of what we intend to make a regular series, Talking 'Old' Rubbish, in which we will bring to your attention people spouting what we think are dangerous and counterproductive untruths (is that a pompous enough way of putting it?)
So, here we go .....
Thanks to Hannah from Shop on the Beach at Watergate Bay for this quote by Hunter S Thompson, extremely relevant to the Silver Grey Sports Club:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
We couldn't agree more!
…how a little vanity can go a long way.
We live in an age of unparalleled vanity and narcissism, even though these traits are not exclusively modern phenomena. Much of the world's cultural legacy is the result of vanity - great buildings, symphonies, paintings which are commissioned in exaltation of the commissioning party - national or regional rulers and the like, people who on the face of it don't sound as a whole to be a collection of retiring, self-effacing types. The difference is that in contemporary life
…that is, to B(otox) or Not to B(otox).
A couple of interesting articles in last week's (30.11.14) Sunday Times Style Magazine caught our eye.
The first was a debate between two women writers giving their opinions on the question "how much "anti-age" grooming is too much?".
When is too late?
Some years ago I had a heated conversation with a fellow 'silver grey' about surfing. I had just taken up the sport at the age of 47 and was at the beginning of what I knew would be a very hard but very exciting journey.