Is being philosophical "old" fashion?A few months ago, I lost a near and dear relative. She was happiness personified. She would never ever show anger. She radiated positive energy. Somehow the Madurai heat made her so weak and she had a reportedly severe heart attack.
To say that I have got over the shock is an understatement. Life makes me philosophical at times. When we do not want to participate in parties. When we would say no to some social gathering. Those who knew what was going on within me counseled me to move on. I did so to some extent and diverted all my energy to write a good number of articles.
A few days ago, a close friend chided me, saying I was "old" fashioned. Life has to go on, he explained. One cannot do much about death that sometimes happens to people at the age of 63. Yes, she was gone when she was just 63.
I could accept the move on advice but not the "old" fashioned part. Being philosophical and taking some time off to be one's own, cannot be said to be "old" fashioned. It happens. At some point of time or the other. There is no fashion. I did not argue with them.
What do members have to say on this view?