Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 10 months ago

What do you think this quote means?

I was told a story by a family member about a grandmother who was with her grandson (John) and her health was declining. She was worn down and when the grandson asked her if she was ok, she said “John, I need to learn not to climb such high fences”

What do you think this means? Please be respectful, this is a genuine question.

2 Answers

  • 10 months ago

    This reminds me of a line from 'Desiderata':

    Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

    Reminds us that as we get older, we must scale down our expectations about what we can achieve, and learn to live within our current abilities.

  • 10 months ago

    I guess over her life she had climbed a lot of high fences, and it had taken its toll. She was regretting it and realised she had to stop.

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