Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Ancient of Days

Old men and women have once been young. Young Men and women have never been old. Stop and ask an older person about their life―where they’ve been―you’ll be surprised. Your assumptions about them are probably wrong. There’s a wisdom that only comes from living long enough; some of it―much of it―comes from learning things the hard way. You can avoid some of these hard lessons if you will learn to learn vicariously. The Ancient of Days has something to teach us all.

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  1. My mom has this saying she used to say to me all the time growing up: "Ask those that are older than you, ask those that are younger than you, then think through it yourself and gain wisdom from the older and the younger." That's the best I can do as a translation of her little Arabic saying. That's a piece of wisdom I've cherished and have tried to practice.