RE: The Pause that Refreshes

From: altamira (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 15:57:49 MDT

Surely the discovery of a new pleasure is no less delightful when it comes
due to a change in perspective than when it happens for any other reason.
Studies in evolutionary psychology and so forth are interesting, but I can't
see that such theories justify the statement, "This sounds an awful lot like
you are just changing as you get older."

I first discovered the joys of gardening when I was 10 years old and at the
age of 50 am still being entertained, intellectually stimulated,
aesthetically delighted and well-exercised by my horticultural endeavors.

Congratulations, Greg! Your web-pictures are lovely.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Robin Hanson
This sounds an awful lot like you are just changing as you get older.
Evolution has programmed humans to express different genes at different
ages, which changes both obvious things about our bodies and less
obvious things about our minds. We are in many ways just different
people when we get older, with different abilities and preferences.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

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