Posts Tagged ‘Wisdom’

Another Pratchett Quote (Because It Gave Me Some Peace)

July 13, 2021

Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.

Terry Pratchett

Bad Rhyme, Good Advice

July 8, 2021
To truly be counted among the wise,
you first have to take your own ad-vise.

– Robert Alan (I think. It sounds familiar, so I may have just heard it somewhere a long time ago.)

Because Shouldn’t I Be Wiser By Now?

May 11, 2021

I thought about including this in yesterday’s post on perspectives of wisdom, but I felt that it disrupted the flow, so I’m adding it today as a follow-up:

An atypical elder’s perspective: Sometimes I wonder if *I* am an exception . . .

The Perspectives Of Age And Wisdom

May 10, 2021

A typical child’s perspective: Being older means you’re smart!

A typical teenager’s perspective: Being older means you’re clueless!

A typical adult’s perspective: Okay, maybe being older does make you wiser.

A typical elder’s perspective: There are obviously exceptions to this.

The Sound Was From Them Working On The Roof Next Door

April 15, 2021

This morning I heard something that sounded like somebody banging around in my garage. Knowing that nobody should be in there, I almost dismissed it, but then decided since I was standing right there it was worth a quick peek to be sure. There was, of course, nothing, but then I stopped as I realized there was an area around a corner that I couldn’t see from the doorway, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from movies it’s that if you decide it’s worth investigating a strange noise, it’s worth it to fully investigate it.

I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself, Son

March 25, 2021

If you want to have a civil conversation, avoid certain topics unless you want to have a civil war.

– L.

He Has A Point

February 1, 2021

This year we need to plan less, and do more.

My son, L., age 10

Either Way, I See Her Point

January 14, 2020

Two empty lakes can’t merge to form one full one.

– Anonymous someone explaining to me why she called off her engagement  (I honestly don’t know if this is a saying I am unfamiliar with, or if the person who said this has a gift for poetic imagery.)

Not Just Animal Attacks, Son

November 21, 2019

I’m pretty sure hopelessness is a big killer in animal attacks.

– My son, L. (age 9) (As part of our conversation on the importance of not just giving up in bad situaions.)

Great Wisdom No Matter Who Said It Though

January 18, 2019

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.

– Ironically enough, frequently attributed to Booker T. Washington in memes, but I can find no source for this.  Possible source is Rick Warren.