A friend of mine was discussing how his son seemed to want to “know everything’. I think most of us thought we knew it all when we were in our teens and twenties, the information coming at us so quickly, (television was the medium then) we barely had time to process it all in those days, so imagine how young people feel now!!!
But here’s the thing. Information is just that, information. Experience gives context to the information and time adds perspective. Put it all together, and if you are paying attention, you begin to have wisdom. That’s why so many cultures revere their elders, because they have experiential knowledge, which is invaluable to society’s ability to adapt.
When we give that wisdom to younger minds with fresh and eager wanting we take thought beyond our current existence. Each new experience leads to more thought, and those thoughts attract more thoughts, and more people of like-mind.
“Today, when I hear a young person stating their truth, I will listen and be grateful for their new perspective, even if I don’t always agree with it.”