Friday, 28 April 2017

Sclerosis or Wisdom?

"As you get older you move to the right" is a dictum often cited by the left and this, in a way that is curiously agist for a group which shuns being "-ist" at all costs normally but permits itself this rather demeaning one, is ascribed to sclerosis of the arteries or rising blood pressure. This dictum - "If you aren't a socialist at 20 you have no heart, but if you're still one at 40 you have no brain." corrects this impression somewhat by ascribing the change (which may well happen) to increasing experience and wisdom. I wonder which it is. Answers on a postcard.

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