I'm working mostly at home today, and found this beginning-of-an essay:
It is largely blank, or at best some misleading pages, the story of the years ahead of which
Novels, movies, and certainly the advertisers and other students of commercial
So when we continue on (the human female I'm told is unique in living many decades beyond her fertility) what is driving us? Partly the habits we learned early on, but also the wonderful generalizing ability; the drive (am I fooling myself here?) to do more for those future generations, one's own descendents, one's own species, perhaps one's own biosphere.
This is my old tune, long may be sing it: learn to make your natural survivalist selfishness include greater and greater circles of beings.
See my brother-in-law's blog entry on getting older: http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/mtarchive/older_than_lennon.html