Roy Mathers wrote in post #11320801
With respect, your father must live a very insular existence!
People see what they want to see. It's easy to pretend that things just around the corner don't exist.
On the other hand, although many high-tech items have become pervasive, there are places where people get by with a lot less. It may be my imagination, but it seemed that life in the more isolated border areas of England and Scotland seemed a lot less wired and more basic, like still back in the simpler parts of the last century.
I had the same vibes from rural communities in Northern Japan with the exception of electronics. Life was simpler there, but everyone had electronics.
I was thinking about this thread because I had a bone jarring moment with my knee yesterday. In my mid 40s the knees went from springy to sprung.
These days I find I'm far more aware of failing body parts. Things that were once rock solid are now mushy; things that were limber now crack and pop in complaint.
Success is not in doing great things, but doing little things carefully so as to avoid pain.
Ah, yes, the golden years. The alternative, of course, is worse.