Dec 19, 2004

Kotowaza of the day: Before I forget...


Toshiyori no mono wasure, wakai mono no mu-funbetsu

Meaning of Japanese:
The old often forget, and the young are often thoughtless/indiscreet

English equivalents:
Wisdom is wasted on the old, and youth on the young
A young trooper should have an old horse


At 12/20/2004 7:23 PM, Blogger Safety Neal said...

Someone once said that we should have old memories and young hearts. Perhaps if that were the case then wisdom wouldn't be wasted on age. ;-)

At 12/21/2004 9:24 AM, Blogger eBohn said...

In an ideal world, yes...

Speaking of memories, Neal, I always wished I had your memory for vocabulary, quotes, and the like.

At least I still have my young heart. (Although I feel lately as though that's been corrupted, too.)


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