Posts Tagged ‘Wisdom’

Wisdom Is Where You Find It

October 15, 2021

Dewey: That hound sure was hungry . . . especially for a ghost hound.

Uncle Scrooge: Aye, the druids must not feed it enough. That makes the beast mean.

Huey: That makes the druids mean if you ask me!

DuckTales (1987), “The Curse of Castle McDuck”

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.)