On Monday, February 15, 2016 at 5:23:50 PM UTC-7, J OFL wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:52:31 -0800 (PST), bert
> >On Monday, 15 February 2016 12:34:00 UTC, hhgygy wrote:
> >> On Monday, February 15, 2016 at 1:16:34 PM UTC+1, semir...@my-deja.com
> >> > On Monday, 15 February 2016 11:51:56 UTC, hhgygy wrote:
> >> > >"The older I get, the surer I am that I'm not running the show."
> >> > >I wonder whether I get it right that he means:
> >> > >I'm not the one who runs the show.
> >> > He is saying that as he ages he feels that he has less and
> >> > less control of what happens in his life.
> >> My basic question relates to the grammar structure "I'm not doing
> >> something" meaning that "it is not me who is doing something".
> >Yes, it means that the show (an actual show, or metaphorically
> >his life) is indeed being run, but by someone else, not him.
> It doesn't imply that 'the show' is being run by anything, just that
> it's not being run by him.
"All these things have their own destiny; one has one's own destiny. The older I get, the surer I am that I'm not running the show."