By Barbara Anderson at Newburyport Daily News
You who are old, and have fought the fight, and have won or lost or left the fight,
Weight us not down with fears of the world, as we run!
Cale Young Rice
When I wrote the above demand into my quote notebook, I was young and annoyed by fearful advice from my elders. I try not to be pessimistic around younger people, which is easy because I’m optimistic by nature. In fact, the one time I was invited to be a commencement speaker, years ago, at a dental hygiene school, I may have shared the Rice quote, along with congratulating the graduates on choosing a profession that would make people smile more...