Age and Youth Debate . . .
Recently over at the Marmot's Hole blog, a genial fellow who calls himself "Hoju-Saram" (Australian person) posted a comment about his callow youth:
Back when I was stupid, I wandered out of the South Central bus terminal, determined to make the most of my 8-hour layover by walking to downtown LA. I got about 100 yards towards Compton when I started getting circled by gang-bangers.In case you were wondering, he survived, which allowed me to respond:
I used to be young and stupid like that, too, but I'm no longer young.Which garnered a puzzling response from a fellow going by the moniker "Super H Mart JW":
Wrong! It's all downhill after you're 40, didn't u get the memo?"Eh?" I wondered:
Wrong about no longer being young? But I'm over 40!Which got this reply:
About being young and stupid!To which, I provided the only possible, truest answer:
The older I get, the stupider I was when young.Which brought the exchange to an end in which both youth and age each thought to have bested the other . . .