:oHey, Alecto, thanks for the props, man... Remember, though...Age and wisdom, while widely held to be compatriots; are at times diametric opposites... That said, life in this "republic" of ours generally bears out that there are the old, and there are fools. However, for the most part, there are very few old fools.
Many of us have dreams... All of us should. They often begin as a fleeting, seemingly inoccuous lone observation or question, and as we continue to observe and question, they form full thoughts. Thoughts, in most cases, multiply when they are properly tended. In time, such processes can, for some, become dreams that permeate the conciousness on many levels.
Dreams, when left to themselves, remain pleasant, rather ethereal companions. While enjoyable, they seldom produce tangible results. Dreams, in order to be actualized, require a catalyst to truly launch them from the theoretical realm into the light of day. This catalyst is called "action."
When action is properly applied to a well-cultivated dream, it is often possible to achieve, in my opinion, that elusive thing which is the only product that truly counts in this life relative to any costly endeavor: RESULTS.
Good luck to everyone... You're never too old unless you're dead! I sincerely hope you all live forever and the last voice you hear on this earth is mine...
As we strive to excell, we shall strengthen and hone the msuculature necessary to support our future burgeoning wallets; (full of cards & contacts from networking of course)