When it comes to making decisions, we often rely on our intuition or gut feeling. This initial impression is known as Prima-facie. However, it is important to remember that this first impression can be deceiving and may not always be accurate. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”
In our youth, we tend to take risks and indulge in excesses without much thought about the future consequences. We often believe that we are invincible and can handle anything that comes our way. However, as we age, we begin to realize that our actions in the past have a direct impact on our present and future.
As Oscar Wilde put it, “The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.” This statement holds true when we look at how we perceive the consequences of our actions at different stages of our lives. We may not realize the gravity of our actions in our youth, but as we age, we understand that every decision we make has a ripple effect.
As we grow older, we start to realize that the excesses of our youth come with a price, payable with interest, about thirty years after the date. We may have enjoyed the thrill of taking risks and living life on the edge, but as we age, we pay the price for those choices. However, it’s never too late to make amends and learn from our mistakes.
As George Bernard Shaw said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” It’s important to remember that it’s never too late to start living a better life. We can learn from our mistakes and make conscious decisions that benefit us in the long run. We can take charge of our lives and create a future that we can be proud of.
In the end, it’s all about balance. We need to find a balance between taking risks and being cautious, between living in the moment and planning for the future. As Robert Frost once said, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Life is a journey, and we need to make the most of it by making wise decisions that benefit us in the long run.
Here are two limericks and a haiku that touch upon the themes of Prima-facie and “The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date.”
Limerick 1: There once was a man with no fear, Who lived life on the edge, oh dear! But as he grew old, He paid for his bold Excesses from his youth, so clear.
Limerick 2: The first impression, Prima-facie, Can be deceiving, oh so hasty! Take time to reflect, Don’t be so direct, For actions can be quite nasty.
Haiku: Youthful excesses, Payable with interest, old age, Life’s lessons so sage.
In conclusion, it’s important to remember that every decision we make has a direct impact on our present and future. We need to find a balance between living in the moment and planning for the future. By learning from our mistakes, we can create a future that we can be proud of. As Abraham Lincoln said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
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