You’ve heard: some people don’t know when to quit.
This references someone too stubborn to give up.
Sometimes it describes someone who is driven, someone oblivious to reality who misses the obvious – that they should quit.
For some, all those reasons.
Watching a film on Clint Eastwood (88) recently – he said about retirement: "every now and then I think about it - but it passes".
Some days I wonder if this old body will wear out before my appetite for new adventure and work does. Will my Drive shift into Park when I'm not looking? Will my life abruptly end like it does for some people. I can't imagine starting an exciting project and then suddenly croaking in the middle of it. True, that happens for some people, but not for most. That kind of fear or worry would be so misplaced, while the better thing to fear (if there is such a thing) would be living in fear or stalling things we have passion for simply because we are afraid we won't last.
I’m flesh. And bone.
Didn’t inherit the ‘quit’ gene, so I don’t know when to …
I had ambition at 20, drive at 30, bruises at 40, joys + pain by 50. I completely missed my mid-life crisis at 55, sailed past 60 without noticing the time. Today, despite reduced physical capability, I feel more capable, energized and potential filled than ever. Yes, there are days when some contrary images float into my brain, but as Clint says, “it passes”.
Hi Mark - I enjoyed your musings while I was in Mexico. Back home now and looking forward to getting together with family over the Christmas season. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for your call, MK, Calgary, AB
You have such a way with words. I too love diversity in others, I enjoy being with unique individuals. I love watching people grow and become successful in their endeavour’s. I’m grateful we are not all the same, that we all have our own ways of doing things. To me that’s important. Life is hard, life wasn’t meant to be easy. Surrounding yourself with people who want the best for others not just themselves, are the type of people I love to celebrate. Having challenges whether in your personal life or professional life is one thing, having a friend who walks that road with you and is a constant in your life,that truly is the Blessing. This world would be a better place for everyone if we act like it’s a Blessing. Thankyou Mark for being a Blessing to all your Readers. You are an amazing Soul. - MJ, Calgary