Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Conventions

I was thinking a lot today, which can be good or bad, depending on the day. I was thinking about how I haven't been playing by the rules the last couple of years. I'm not talking about being some kind of Rebel Without A Cause necessarily, but you get the point.

I have friends I shouldn't have, from places they shouldn't be from. I can honestly say that I have friends from just about every circle of life (I'm even buddies with an Ophthalmologist), from 18 to 82 years of age, and both genders. For me, it's been a cool experience. I have an 18 year old who keeps me up to date, and an 82 year old who reminds me how much better we have it than she did. It's good for keeping you grounded, because a 20 year old won't hesitate to let you know if something is lame.

Age is not a prerequisite for wisdom. And wisdom is not always borne of experience. Some of the best advice I've ever been given came from someone a lot younger than I am. And believe me, I'm grateful for that.

Intelligence is an amazing character trait. I've been lucky in that I've been able to interact with a lot of intelligent people who aren't afraid to share that.

If I were to become insanely wealthy tomorrow, the one indulgence I'd allow myself would be the chance to fly everywhere my friends are, and have dinner with each and every one of them. The conversations would be awesome, and I can't think of anything I'd want more.


  1. Yeah, Friendship transcends generational gaps. And I'm glad of that.

  2. No need to fly HERE for dinner...


  3. 'I have friends I shouldn't have, from places they shouldn't be from.' My first thought was that you are friends with some shady people. I hope I'm wrong ;-)

    Friends are great to have. And it's true.....age doesn't always matter.

  4. And aren't you glad we live in a day and age where we can keep in touch with those friends all over the world with the click of a button?


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