Seek the wisdom of the ages but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
My five year old is so sure of himself. When he's knocked down, he gets up. If he doesn't know, he learns. If he makes a mistake, he knows not to make it again. If he doesn't like something, whereever he is, he lets us know. His world is small, and he is sure of the things he knows.
And when he reaches 18 his world will be much bigger and I'm sure, like the rest of us, he will think he knows it all.
18 is such a great age - life stretches ahead, you're invincible. Everything you do, you body bounces back. Your mind stays sharp regardless.
But as we age, the things we don't know become more apparent. All the reasons why .. not just why things are what they are, but why people do what they do. There never is a right way, or correct answer to life. You realise, as I have come to, that at 18 you really didn't know anything.
And I wonder if the older generation know more, or just accept that they know even less. When I'm 65 will I realise I knew nothing in my 30s too?
Is this what wisdom is? The ability to know that you don't really know anything at all? Maybe we should all try and capture being five again..
Linking up with mum turned mom for this The Prompt post.