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I'm sure as we each go through life, we live and learn, and along the way, develop maxims that we believe explain life's quirks. With my life now two-thirds over, I've got some which I'd like to share with you. For anyone that cares to read them, here they are:-
 
  • 'Difference' should be welcomed, not feared. It makes life....interesting.

 

  • Never be in a hurry to spend money - especially your own.

 

  • Nothing is ever quite as simple as it at first appears.

 

  • " The best laid schemes o' mice an' men,  gang aft a-gley. " ('Rabbie' Burns)

 

  • Life is like a shit sandwich - the more bread you've got, the less shit you have to eat.

 

  • Mankind's tragedy is that he has always been prepared to kill for an idea.

 

  • Rulers fear the people they rule, and behave accordingly - and then some!

 

  • Always have something to look forward to - it keeps you going.

 

  • If you want to change the world, be a scientist!

 

  • You're never lonely in a single bed.

 

  • Her Majesty's Government can damage your health.

 

  • Plan A: always have a Plan B.

 

  • The new world order - the U.S.A. rules the world. Get used to it!

 

  • You can't create wealth - you merely pass it around.

 

  • The world's nation states, and the governments that control them, are the oldest and most ruthless terrorist organisations of them all.

 

  • The whole world is mad, except me.

 

 

As for the 'human condition', I think Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave', and Maslow's 'Hierarchy of Needs' theory, says it all.

 

Lastly, 'The Meaning of Life':-

You get born, then live a little by experiencing different things (and if you're lucky, have a whale of a time doing it), and then you die. That's it. Sorry!

 

This isn't to say that I've now worked everything out - I still haven't got answers to:-

  • Does an empty road go anywhere?
  • When 'is' Beethoven's Fifth?
  • What if Einstein's wrong?
  • Why are the buses always late on a Friday?
  • Why do I bloody bother!

but I'm working on it!