"...twenty and seven now--a sweet age, when youth has lost its self - consciousness and become a little sobered by experience."
The Sign of Four
>Date: Wed, 26 Feb 97 09:06:56 GMT
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>Subject: Guest Book Signature
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>How is life treating you?="Not too bad."
>comments="Currently reading your memoirs while backpacking in Europe. Pretty interesting.
>Want to do the same one day.
>Find your views about people/places in good taste.
>Just In what way have they changed and why?"
Interesting question about my views and how they have changed. It makes me reflect some.
I was 23 when I was in Europe and now I am 29 years old. I am much more pragmatic and less idealistic now. I am more humble and less know-it-all. I am more ambivalent about almost everything and less arrogant in trying to figure it all out. I think differences between people from different countries much less important than I did when I was hardly out of college and less traveled.
I learned some problems probably have no answer. I found out that the world can be a damn cold place where you often have to fight just to survive. I learned that the good does not always win over evil.
This is what life has taught me since then.
Very Truly Yours,