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2019-08-18 13:01

Added: 2019-02-10 00:53, Author: st, Category: Journalism

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Retro thrill

During reading of next book by C.S. Lewisa I found a part, which fits perfectly to our Amiga world. And not only, I'm thinking about retro-hype, which is around us. Gentelmen, which are about 40 years old would like to feel this thrill from the childhood, when they were grabbing joystick for a first time and driving Lotus car on the screen.

C.S. Lewis advises, to avoid it:

It is simply no good trying to keep any thrill: that is the very worst thing you can do. Let the thrill go -let it die away-go on through that period of death into the quieter interest and happiness that follow -and you will find you are living in a world of new thrills all the time.

And he warns:

But if you decide to make thrills your regular diet and try to prolong them artificially, they will all get weaker and weaker, and fewer and fewer, and you will be a bored, disillusioned old man for the rest of your life.

On the end we can read:

It is because so few people understand this that you find many middle-aged men and women maundering about their lost youth, at the very age when new horizons ought to be appearing and new doors opening all round them. It is much better fun to learn to swim than to go on endlessly (and hopelessly) trying to get back the feeling you had when you first went paddling as a small boy.

Parts of book "Mere Christianity", Clive Staples Lewis, 1952


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