Monday, March 29, 2010

Old is Not Done With

Old is not done with... It is my understanding that some of the Oriental countries:  China, Japan, Korea, really respect their elders and include them in honorable positions of society.

Unfortunately, that is not exactly the same in the American culture, where old tends to be equated with antiquated, outdated, and useless...

Over the years, we are beginning to understand that old means experience and knowledge that we can not replace.

I am watching the movie "The Space Cowboys"  An outdated set of would be astronauts who want to prove their worth to do a space mission. They are determined to "cut the mustard" and qualify for the opportunity to do a space mission..

What bravado, gumption, and courage to do what needs to be done...

This is a good movie, and it helps us to understand that old is not bad....

I applaud Clint Eastwood who has done so many wonderfully relevant and sociologically important movies:  Gran Torino, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, but how many more are you not aware of: .

I am grateful to be able to watch this move...  I am grateful to be able to enjoy the irony and improbability of this movie..

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