Stay Young, Stay Spontaneous

By Ooi Kee Beng

September 2016 EDITORIAL
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Much of youth is definitely wasted on the young, and this is because the young as a rule are not aware enough of what it means to be old.They are not burdened by the sense of mortality that growing old brings. And that is also why they do not seem to be able to make the most of their youthful abilities – at least, not until it starts getting a little too late.Given how speedy changes in lifestyle, culture and...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: