No one ever told me anything

January 21, 2013

There I sat, reading one inspirational blog after another, musings and postings on the meaning of life, why we are here, what we should do with our gifts, blah-blah-blah.
Everyone’s an expert. Including me.

And then, I ran across this:

I have been asking myself why I’m here most of my life. 
If there’s a purpose I don’t care anymore. I’m seventy-four. 
I’m on my way out. Let the young people learn the hard way, like I did. 
No one ever told me anything. 
-Frank Donofrio, barber
{I love him.}
{and it sounds like something my father would have said.}
7 comments on “No one ever told me anything
  1. Grace Hodgin says:

    Well he has a point and usually you remember things better if you experience but I would have liked a heads up on “Enjoy your flexibility as when you grow older you may not be able to do back bends and not suffer the price 🙂

  2. I would’ve liked the heads up on menopause-stuff beyond the well-known hot flashes. Now THAT was a surprise. 😉
    And girl, if you can even TRY to do back bends, well, blue ribbon to YOU! 😉

  3. I think that No One ever Told me Anything means he wasn’t listening. Heck people are always telling me way more than what I want to know…

  4. Jennifer Comet Wagner says:

    I love this. We will never know why we are here, so why waste time trying to figure it out. Some things will always been unkown.

  5. Ellen Dolgen says:

    Nice :>)

  6. Haralee says:

    It is the opposite of inspirational quotes!

  7. I can understand why he thinks the kids should learn the “hard way” like he did – it seems everyone wants the rainbow without working for it – no more “hard way” its all the “easy way” or I whine.

    And besides, the young folks don’t seem to think we know anything anyway – and by the time they realize we really do “know” … they have already screwed it up and learned it the hard way.

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