I made the comment recently, “I’m tired of learning new things.” I Don’t want to learn anymore.”
Having been slightly chastised by that remark, like a politician, I’ll have to “walk it back” a little.
I’m 66 and only want to learn what I want to learn.
Like how to catch more fish; walleye, bluegill, just about anything that I haven’t caught for a lifetime.
There are other things I would like to learn. How to hit a golf ball straight. How to write more convincingly. How to get paid for my writing, things like that.
I would like to nurture my relationship with those I care for. Learn a little more about God.
Did I say I want to catch more fish?
Those are the things I would like to learn.
The following are things that I could easily live without.
Things like flossing, and losing weight.
I have no desire to know more about social media; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and all the rest.
Tagging, being tagged, posting a tweet etc. is about as exciting as a salad of watercress, unless it’s smothered in Peppercorn Ranch.
Email is tolerable.
I hate it when every ad that pops up on my screen is now somehow linked to a website I have visited.
How “Single girls from DePere” could possibly have come from a recent trip to Cabela’s is beyond me. Really sweetheart, I don’t know how that happened.
Netflix and Amazon are OK, but there is a rate of diminishing returns as far as my time is concerned.
If it takes longer to search 300 or so movies, trailers and reviews, than the actual run time of the show-I don’t need it.
I would cancel the internet altogether, but it’s the only way I can play solitaire.
I don’t really care to learn another language, get a degree or study physics. Especially study physics.
I don’t want to know any more about those “Five fruits never to Eat.” or “The Seven Retirement Facts You Thought You knew.”
Dear Microsoft: “I do not want Windows 10!”
Other habits like exercise no longer appeal to me. Didn’t I just walk a 10K last year? “Been there, done that.” Let’s move on.
Not to say that I’ve never done anything to change my attitude or lifestyle. After all, I did quit smoking (but could easily start any day if you don’t get off my case) many years ago.
Besides, it’s my right to be obstinate-right?
Maybe I do need to learn more about social media. After all, that’s the only way to develop a platform for getting my writing noticed these days.
I Phones, smart gadgets and all other make and manner of devices are a requirement if a person is to communicate with millennials and their parents.
Blogs, texts, tweets, face book timelines and pages are all necessary evils in the working world of words and pictures.
Grandpa used to scare us with his false teeth in a glass. That wasn’t so bad, was it?
OK, I probably need to floss and save what’s left of my teeth.
And lose 30 pounds to save what’s left of my wardrobe.
It shouldn’t be that big a deal but it is. Simply get up five minutes earlier, floss, brush and rinse after breakfast and coffee or, coffee and coffee, which is more accurate.
Then sometime during the day make a point to take a walk, ride a bike, work up a sweat or cut down on potatoes. http://lpwilsonwriting.com/?p=124
I could probably start to learn a little more about a lot of things-except for anything math related.
But I don’t have to like it.