Quote by John V. Politis
We come and go just like ripples in a stream.
This quote suggests that our existence is fleeting and transient, much like the short-lived ripples in a stream. It implies that in the grand scheme of things, our time on earth is temporary and insignificant. Like ripples that appear and disappear quickly, our presence and impact may be momentary before fading into obscurity. It is a reminder of the ephemeral nature of life and encourages us to appreciate and make the most of our limited time on Earth.
Our treatment of both older people and children reflects the value we place on independence and autonomy. We do our best to make our children independent from birth. We leave them all alone in rooms with the lights out and tell them, Go to sleep by yourselves. And the old people we respect most are the ones who will fight for their independence, who would sooner starve to death than ask for help.