Two views of human development

December 4, 2009 by · 8 Comments 

Guess which one yr. humble correspondent subscribes to.

Once people begin to buy their first adult permanent furniture, that’s when they’ve locked into their final personality. – Douglas Coupland

vs.

The process of maturation never ceases in interesting persons so long as they remain interesting. – John Berryman


Comments

8 Responses to “Two views of human development”
  1. Adrian says:

    A writer vs. a typist.

  2. Steven W. Beattie says:

    Okay … agreed … but, which is which?

  3. Rebecca says:

    I think as soon as you start thinking of your furniture as “adult”, things might be winding down.

  4. Andrew S says:

    They’re both saying the same thing. You’re just bitter because you stopped buying furniture at IKEA. 😉

  5. Adrian says:

    A writer vs. a type-ist.

  6. Kerry Clare says:

    Nothing much has happened since I bought my couch.

  7. I’m not sure how someone who puts a big red canoe on a bleak hill overlooking the Gardiner (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/parkcanoe.jpg) could vouch for anything like a final personality. Need more context.

  8. “Thank thee lord that I am not as other men” …

    My furniture consists mainly of curbside scores.