They say some fools never learn.
However, in my experience, people often become wiser as they mature. The passage of years bring with them a certain circumspect about life, and its consequences.
If this, then that.
For example, if I drink too much tonight, it will hurt too much tomorrow!
The pinnacle of mental maturity kicks in when you notice the end of the line.
There it is looming, 30 years away! Time to get into the box. The show is over.
Ok, maybe forty more years, if you are blessed with good genes and good life habits.
Dame Judi Dench just turned 81, and to celebrate she had tattooed on her wrist the words, Carpe Diem.
Seize the Day! 🙂