Random Thoughts About Life, Especially As We Age

Sometimes we have a tendency to push the envelope too far and the contents of the envelope gets lost in the process.

You can tell that there is high inflation because the “money stealer wildflowers” are really bad this year.

Seniors always have something new to talk about because they can’t remember what they talked about the day before.

For seniors every day is a new day because they can’t remember what happened yesterday.

The beginning of life our birthdays are important because we haven’t had many, and at the end of our life they are equally important because we realize we don’t have many left.

Time becomes precious as we age because we begin to realize we don’t have much left.

Doing nothing about anything is the epitome of laziness.

Later is better than sooner is the essence of procrastination.

By thinking we are creating each other.

Object permanence is the basis of all existence. Person permanence is the basis of all relationships.

Today is yesterday’s future.

When the mental meets the physical, one has a singularity; or, Yin + Yang = Singularity.

I always thought that “kicking the can down the road” was not a good thing, until my wife got cancer and her treatments have given us the opportunity to “kick the can down the road” when it comes to longevity.

Forgetting something isn’t a big deal, it is not realizing that you forgot something, That is a big deal.

Living in the present means forgetting about yesterday and tomorrow.

Cars traveling at 60 miles per hour at each other doesn’t make sense; our roads were constructed when buggies went 5 miles per hour.

Rifles were needed back in the 1700s and the second amendment made sense, but assault rifles are not needed for peace or hunting. They are for war and killing the enemy. Second amendment is an 18th century law and doesn’t pertain to the 21st century.

Getting from here to there isn’t a big deal in quantum mechanics because you’re in both places at the same time.

In quantum mechanics, entanglement is looking in the mirror and seeing someone else.

As children we build plastic models, as adults we build logic models.

The most expensive things in life are not really better, we just think they are.

Supply and demand is a group thought process.

Once a decision is made, non-linear reality becomes linear.

Timing is everything in life, from finding the love of your life, to finding a parking spot close to where you need to be.

A line is just a group of connected dots all going in the same direction.

Multiple universes can exist but we can only observe one.

The beginning of life and the end of life are matching bookends to each of our stories. The richness of our life is how many chapters and books we create between the beginning and end.

Senior vision is like star wars on a Monet canvas with the floaters and our less than optimal vision.

Sometimes the line between what is and what could be gets blurred.

We should always think we are better than we are, and sometimes we really are.

A mistress can be a woman/man or an avocation; love knows no boundaries.

Genius is seeing what has always been there but others have missed.

Einstein was only partly right about “God not playing dice with the universe”; God does if you accept quantum mechanics.

About Dr Fiene

Dr. Rick Fiene has spent his professional career in improving the quality of child care in various states, nationally, and internationally. He has done extensive research and publishing on the key components in improving child care quality through an early childhood program quality indicator model of training, technical assistance, quality rating & improvement systems, professional development, mentoring, licensing, risk assessment, differential program monitoring, and accreditation. Dr. Fiene is a retired professor of human development & psychology (Penn State University) where he was department head and director of the Capital Area Early Childhood Research and Training Institute.
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