Staying Young #70
Aristotle and how to engage with the world
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The grandfather and the tape recorder
I remember a story my father told me about his father, who, when he was eighty, just wouldn’t understand how to use a tape recorder, one of the newest additions to his household. It wasn’t that he could not understand that. He was an educated old gentleman, in touch with the world for most of his life. It was just that he wasn’t willing to put in the effort anymore. He didn’t see the point of learning to use one of those machines that were of no use to him.
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