Age itself has a lot of synonyms… We tend to break it down into life or time (or, amusingly, a lifetime). But the matter of what age means to people is a different matter.
There has always been the belief that wisdom comes with age, and that is true. The common stage of life is that we learn information that makes us a better person and more understanding. But our mistakes and experience, delivered to us in the form of nostalgia and memories, further shape us as human beings.
For time itself, there is no wasted time. Either way, time has an output. We can either be creative or productive with time, or procrastinate. Regardless, we learn from every second that we spend in our lives.
We learn from every second not only because it is the key basis of age, life or time, but because every second has the capacity for change and is one small part of our “mark” on the work.
To define “age” itself, it is the accumulation of our experiences, mistakes and memories into something we can learn from.
Much to my amusement, I today found out that Series Two of Elementary had been happening. Fortunately, I was able to catch up on the latest episode, in which Moriarty returns.
The episode starts with Sherlock tending to his beehives – good to see a link to the original books – before the main plot starts to take place.
Moriarty’s involvement this time is that, for a brief moment, she works as a consultant alongside Sherlock on a case. This was intriguing, but didn’t last long…
The episode itself did well to include some humour and shock-moments. At some points it was a very worthy episode – though I have now found out it is not the series finale (which, personally, the episode would have been a good finish to the second series).
I rather enjoyed the episode, and with a few episodes left, I shall see how the series develops…
In light of World Book Day today, which encourages more people (mostly children) to read books, I actually questioned today why I read in the first place…
Obviously the primary reason is because I enjoy it, but what intrigues me is the question of commitment. Why do I commit myself to reading a book for a long period of time?
I suppose the answer to this, in my case, is because of the limitations of one life itself. I can only ever be Liam O’Dell, but what I achieve in my life may not be representative of all of life’s opportunities…
George R. R. Martin’s quote describes this well:
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”
For me, a different aspect of human life and adventure is explored in a book. I think reading is a great way to understand and appreciate the world we life in.