Beach Walk 706 – New and Old

New and old are such loaded words – they can be used to manipulate our feelings if we are not paying attention. Like most things, I think it is case-specific. New is not always improved nor does the new necessarily invalidate the old.

Hawaiian Word:
Kahiko: old
Hou: new
ʻAno hou: new-fashioned

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Comments

  1. Buddy 'Friendly' Wachenheimer says:

    I think my pal Michael Iva said it best, “I believe when it comes to the new, one should always remember that the rung of a ladder was never meant to be rested upon, but only to hold a person’s foot long enough to enable them to put the other foot somewhat higher. So hold on to the ‘old’ just as long as it is good, and grab the ‘new’ just as soon as it is better.”

  2. Susan and my dog Lexie says:

    @Buddy: I especially like your last sentence. Well put!!!
    @Rox: Today’s example on how to view things is a perfect example of how you live what you preach. Being flexible and having a willingness to listen to others’ ideas also validates people in the process. It’s one of those wondrous gifts that few have the foresight or ability to offer to others.