Thought of the day, from Hugh MacLeod by Ellee Seymour | Apr 13, 2007 | updates | 19 comments True, or not true? And when does one stop being young? Another succinct snapshot of life from Hugh. 19 Comments electro-kevin on April 13, 2007 at 8:49 pm Oooh that and pass SATS, O & A levels, degrees, pay off student loans, get on the housing ladder … Being young is overrated – I wouldn’t swap places. Reply Ellee on April 13, 2007 at 8:55 pm I remember I was very, very, very shy as a teenager, and yes, it was difficult having to deal with hormones and exams on top of everything else. Reply Welshcakes Limoncello on April 13, 2007 at 9:46 pm Yes, I wouldn’t go back there for anything! I don’t think you ever have to stop being “young at heart”, though: my Dad used to say that what the young don’t realise is that when you get older you don’t feel any different inside. Only now do I understand how true that is. Perhaps “Love like youth is wasted on the young”, as the song says. [I’m off to bed ‘cos I’m getting sentimental1] Reply Ellee on April 13, 2007 at 9:52 pm Welshcakes, I feel much more confident now than when I was a teenager when I could never look a boy in the eyes. But they probably felt just the same, only I was too busy looking at the floor to notice. I hope I will be young at heart for ever. And love is never wasted, it is just different at different stages of our lives. Reply simon on April 14, 2007 at 7:03 am to answer your question… when you cannot remember the last time you thought about sex… ( ahahahahahahahh!!! cough cough…) Reply simon on April 14, 2007 at 7:05 am um… hang on a minute……!!!! Reply Lee on April 14, 2007 at 8:15 am Never, to my way of thinking! Reply Quasar9 on April 14, 2007 at 8:34 am lol Elle, Just what I had in mind on Saturday morning I guess one stops being young when one can no longer ‘find’ sex. PS – Not wishing to risk ‘rousing’ the wrath of any not so young ladies & gents Translate sex as anything orgasmic that gets one excited – or – floats your boat … whether it be chocolate or bottle of wine (better than sex, or better accompanied by sex) Reply cityunslicker on April 14, 2007 at 10:32 am when you have your own kids…. Reply jameshigham on April 14, 2007 at 3:53 pm I think when the young ladies stop looking at us with ‘those eyes’. Reply electro-kevin on April 14, 2007 at 4:02 pm One can always ‘find sex’ – it’s all just a matter of how fussy one is. Reply Ian Grey on April 14, 2007 at 6:44 pm You stop being young the day you realise that people slagging off “the youth of today” aren’t talking about your generation any more. Reply newmania on April 15, 2007 at 12:31 am I know this sounds bad but sex seems to find me . I have resisted but I am somewhat fed uo that it has taken until now ( when its to late ) for the female population to notice me. Bit raunchy for you Ellee.Like it Reply Ellee on April 15, 2007 at 6:27 am Newmania, It is a bit raunchier than the normal stuff, and I did hesitate and have second thoughts, but it’s life, and I like us to talk about life here, and I’m very impressed by the honesty of the comments and their tone. Also, Hugh is a very respected and highly regarded cartoonist. Glad you like it. 😉 Reply Linda on April 15, 2007 at 11:43 am How about a follow up: Being married is easy, all you have to do is argue and never have sex. 🙂 Reply sally kelly on April 16, 2007 at 4:37 pm well i feel about 20 !! Reply Ellee on April 16, 2007 at 5:11 pm Sally, I wonder how young Geoff feels. !!!! Reply Stephen on April 17, 2007 at 2:43 pm Well, they say a man is as old as the woman he feels !!! Reply sally on April 17, 2007 at 3:49 pm well I hope Geoff feels 20 aswell then…lol Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.