I am also concerned that after many years of life experience, we would have nothing in common. Too often I have had to endure stories of spouses (I am celibate), children and grandchildren. I can not relate to these and, invariably, become bored with these mundane monologues. (I have allows been fascinated by great minds that successfully engaged the world's obligations because I know that I can not.) I am aware that my research is boring, at best, and ridiculous, at worst, to most people. It is my reticence as a Capricorn to talk about myself and, as I have stated on many occasions, I am not that interesting. In the party of life, Capricorns are watching the action. It is only after the adult beverages start flowing that we get involved.
The final concern is my lack of worldly success. (O Fortuna, velet luna...as the poet writes.) It concerns me, to varying degrees on any given day, that I have not acquired the life that most Capricorns of my age have achieved. This brings up what I think that my class mates expected of me, and my own expectations. I am convinced that at the end of my life, my success will not be measured in dollars or academic degrees, but the number of minds I have influenced. (Those that can, do; and those that can not, corrupt the youth-I believe I read that in Plato.)
We have come full circle and return to Beaky. He says I must attend and I know better than to contend with the god of wisdom. (On April 8,9 or 10, 2004 (I don't remember which day), he appeared to tell me the story of Atlantis and I flippantly told him that everyone knows the story of Atlantis.) I'm glad I listened to him then, and I'll listen to him now.