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The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate.
As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the bathroom, with the minimum of fuss and with no explanation if he can help it.
With full-span lives having become the norm, people may need to learn how to be aged as they once had to learn how to be adult.
Acceptance of death when it arrives is one thing, but to allow it to upstage the joys of living is ingratitude.
An industrial worker would sooner have a £5 note but a countryman must have praise.
I sometimes think that God will ask us, 'That wonderful world of mine, why didn't you enjoy it more?
To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude... the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary.
One of the reasons why old people make so many journeys into the past is to satisfy themselves that it is still there.
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Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
November 6, 1922
Ronald Blythe is an English writer, essayist and editor, best known for his work Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village, an account of agricultural life in Suffolk from the turn of the century to the 1960s.
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