Poem: Respect Your Elders
as a mark
of good character, nearly related (as if by marriage) to the better
qualities Determination and
Stick-to-itiveness. Stubbornness, however, is not Determination nor even Stick-to-itiveness.
Stubbornness is an affront to Nature, an insult to Evolution,
an honest admission of stupidity. I do declare to the world:
“I will not
progress! I will not make
I shall stay stuck where I am.”
Why do you fear change? Why does your dog have mange? Why were you not coached by
Red Grange? Why can you not never will not ever?
Because. Or put slightly differently, because.
And, also, I am older than you are.