On the Division of Our Three Score & Ten
October 20, 2009 12:52 PM   Subscribe

MetaFilter: pretentiously philosophical, embarrassingly vain, ridiculously romantic and insincere.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:40 PM on October 20, 2009 [1 favorite]

Schott is writing for the New York Times? I thought he was disgraced several years ago for plagiarism in a piece he wrote that the Times published.
posted by jayder at 4:41 PM on October 20, 2009

Controversy about the contributer aside, I really enjoyed this. It's great to see how different cultures treat aging, and how they consider childhood / adolescence / adulthood / old age at different times.
posted by codacorolla at 10:16 AM on October 21, 2009 [1 favorite]

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