Let's try another term.Daniel V. wrote: ↑December 27th, 2019, 10:30 amNone of them in a context of urgency, and all of them in measures appropriate to sensibilities at this stage of my life. 'Accomplish' is a verb that takes on different meaning with the passage of time. In earlier years there were things that I wanted to accomplish but didn't and later on I realized that many of those things were fool's gold. Google the definition of 'accomplish' and you get: "..achieve or complete successfully." The key word there is, 'successfully'. What is success nowadays? Look around you: Money? Fame? Power? And even if you had any of those you still have to live in a world where the majority of your fellow human beings have none of them. It's what at times I've referred to as the gate-guarded community illusion. You have a nice house, manicured grounds, maybe a maid or two. But the larger world is just outside that gate and if something goes wrong out there: chaos, anarchy, power/water outages, take your pick, then your privileged community would basically be a fancy 'panic room'.
Re youth, there's no returning to youth or, 'glory days'. But there are times and moments in the past that I remember as being, 'Halcyon". I capitalized it because as adjectives go it's one of my favorites. Thus, I hope there are Halcyon days yet to be.
Prose and Poetry? If it's good, honest, and moves me, sure, I'm up for that. As for chit-chat, that goes on every day wherever you are. Perfunctory language.
Give meaning to other people's lives? People give meaning to their own lives. If it happens that others regard something or another from my person as wisdom, meaning, etc., okay, glad that I was able to help in whatever measure. If there's anything I'd like to with this present forum is elevate the discussion somehow, make it more authentic in terms of the people who participate and/or read the discussions. The only way I think I can do that is to be authentic with myself. Other than that, the winds will have their say.
What is the goal?
What is the vision you have; what motivated you to even start this forum?
He's already started to question authority and to talk back.Daniel V. wrote: ↑December 27th, 2019, 10:30 amAsking about details and asking for details are two different things. Just want to clear that up. Yes, I remember you mentioning your son some time back. 12 years old, the teenage years are coming up and that's the time when they start testing the limits of everyone around them, isn't it? Good luck.
Since last year.
It will be a trying period...for me. If he takes after me he will not be too much of a problem.
I started rebelling in my twenties.