Summing It All Up
What You Don't Know
What you don't know yet
will change your life when you do.
Get that knowledge now.
Seek Out Wisdom From Your Elders
Some people choose to learn from their own mistakes.
Other people choose to learn from the mistakes and the wisdom of others.
Who understands their mistakes and can help you learn from them?
You might do worse than to befriend and benefit from the mistakes and lifetime wisdom elders around you could enjoy sharing with you.
First, however, perhaps we should define who is "an elder."
To become "wise beyond your years" a jump start can be provided you by someone who has lived more, experienced more, and is willing to share some of their accumulated wisdom.
In that sense, "an elder" doesn't have to be someone who is simply "older" than you are, as long as they have "lived more" and "experienced more" that may be relevant to what you can benefit by learning from them.
And don't think you have to travel the world and personally meet such people, though you are free to do so, if you are free to do so.
There are biographies and autobiographies you can read. There are recorded interviews you can listen to. There are surprisingly bright and fluent "elders" within your own outreach who can be mentors and counselors and friends.
I am convinced that no one person knows all that you would like to know. I also believe that there are people available to you who know things you need to know but don't realize you need to know.
How would you go about tapping such knowledge today and in your future tomorrows?
First accept that you are human and humans are meant to never stop learning. In fact, it would be impossible for you to be sentient and stop learning.
So first decide what you believe you need to learn. Then decide how you might best learn what you believe you need to learn, and how you might learn it most quickly.
Brigham Young counseled his Mormon followers to "Seek out truth where truth is to be found."
There are two key words in that quote: "seek" and "truth." To find the truths you will need, you must seek them out. There are few sign posts for that, but there are guides, if you first seek them out and cultivate them with friendship and openness.
While the world may not be your oyster, there are pearls to be found, if you will only seek for them.
Happy hunting, and may every one of your life's paths be as smooth as possible.
"Seek out truth where truth is to be found."
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