Thursday, June 21, 2007

If only I had known.....

Stephen Leacock wrote in one of his essays, “You know, many a man realizes late in life that if when he was a boy he had known what he knows now, instead of being what he is he might be what he won't; but how few boys stop to think that if they knew what they don't know instead of being what they will be, they wouldn't be? These are awful thoughts.”

I too have realized late in life that if when I was a boy I had known what I don’t know even now, I might not have been what I am now. If it had so happened that I had not grown up to be what I am now, I would have felt terrible and would have thought that if only I had known as a boy what I had come to realize as a man, I wouldn’t be wasting my time reflecting on what I should have known as a boy………………..These are awful thoughts………..

2 comments:

dipali said...

Truly awful thoughts- the poor mind boggled,cringed and went into hiding:)

Raj said...

dipali, if only I had known.....