As I grow older and as I get to know more people and see more things, the feeling of personal insignificance increases.
The growing knowledge of my ignorance is humbling.
I am but a frog in a well, seeing only a patch of sky. I have asked myself before in the past if I would ever jump out of this well.
However, over time, I have stopped asking this question. Why?
I wonder if I really want to jump out of this well.
I have everything I need in this well and I am protected from predators. Perhaps, what I need is just a bigger well so that I can see a larger patch of sky.
Better to be a happy and healthy frog in a larger well than to be a frog freely hopping in the open and be in constant danger of being preyed upon?
Is this a bad thing, to be contented?
Or perhaps I am just growing apathetic with age?
Could it be wisdom as some told me that with age comes wisdom?
I am not so sure since my usual rejoinder is that this is not always true.