While neither the weight of history nor its associated drama factor into my decision-making process, I have sometimes thought about how my choices might affect my parents. To what extent is such a consideration reasonable?
Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you,
But time makes you bolder.
Children get older,
And I’m getting older, too.
Oh, I’m getting older, too.
Change is important if one wants to adapt to one’s environment, but is their a risk associated with abandoning the ways of previous generations?
It is said that what is called “the spirit of an age” is something to which one cannot return. … For this reason, although one would like to change today’s world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation. This is the mistake of those who are attached to past generations. They have no understanding of this point.
On the other hand, people who only know the disposition of the present day and dislike the ways of the past are too lax.