A while ago, I decided that if, the gods willing, I was given the chance to grown old, then I’d best start figuring out a strategy about how to do it gracefully. Heavens knows the society I live in is fixated on the younger lot, even though Germany is, apparently, tame in comparison to some other countries (e.g., United States, Brazil). Still, there is an unnatural focus of attention from media on the very young (look at the girl models in the women magazines), those trying to stay young through advocating a strenuous routine, or indulging in surgical procedures in the hope of quick success.
To counteract this frivolous ridiculousness, I’ve become quite a fan of different elder blogs. These bloggers write about many topics. Today, Ronnie Bennet of the Time Goes By blog writes about The Mystery of Life, which happens to be the inevitability of death. She writes her opinions, experiences, and (non-) beliefs concerning this topic. She expresses them well, but not emphatically. What I enjoy particularly about this post is how considerate and interesting the comments are to her postings.
Do any of you read blogs concerning topics outside of your expertise?