discerning wisdom ~ senryū

discerning wisdom
guided by temperament
whether young or old

My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #61 New Feature … Intro,
where the challenge is to use the offered quotation from classical literature
(in this case, an excerpt from Plato’s “The Republic”) as inspiration is a senryū,
with my focus on this latter part of the excerpt:

The truth is, Socrates, that these regrets, and also the complaints about relations, are to be attributed to the same cause, which is not old age, but men’s characters and tempers; for he who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Image source: Wikimedia Commons (cropped & edited here)

18 thoughts on “discerning wisdom ~ senryū

  1. There is much a mind can do if a ‘body’ truly focuses.
    Happiness is sometimes a difficult road for some who are stuck in rutted shadows.
    When I read about an older couple who were ready for their retirement years and then end up adopting 5 siblings (sort of related) so that the children can stay together – that fills my heart with hope.

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