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With Aging Comes a DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

Updated on February 28, 2015
Do you know the meaning?
Do you know the meaning?

Thirty or more years ago I

heard this specific word that

had no real meaning in my

young mind at that time

as life continued to simply pass

on by through silly decisions and

innocence, ignorance and

feelings of happiness and

excitement sometimes

clouded over by pain and regret

reacting as though the view was

foggy not able to see the

bigger picture always appearing

to be out of reach as

the true meaning of this thing

called life was nowhere

to be found within so many questions

and never enough answers wondering

would I ever get it right or is this

what it’s supposed to be


*breathe*


thankfully, tiny glimpses of real

answers would slip through the

cracks at a time when the desire

to learn was so deep from within

knowing there must be more

to hold on to when things

seem so puzzling and begin

to pick up speed like

the downfall on a crazy

ride heading only in one

direction where I found

a deeper understanding through

aging and experience that

finally after all this time

gives me the right to say

that “I’ve got WISDOM.”


This is Sharyn's Slant


Wisdom ~ Knowledge ~ Peace
Wisdom ~ Knowledge ~ Peace

Definition of WISDOM as seen through the eyes of Sharyn’s Slant

“Wisdom is the essence of learning and gaining knowledge through our ages; although within our reach at all times, becomes more pronounced especially when we are about to celebrate a milestone birthday.” ss

Holly ~ thank you so much for the inspiration!

These words came from within after reading an inspiring piece of work by H.C. Porter titled

I Will Be There Underneath





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Quotes Filled With Timeless Wisdom

Philosophy for Old Age by George Carlin

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      TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Hey, my friend,

      This is a nice little piece you wrote. I can feel your heart kiddo. Haven't heard from you in a while, and I'm hoping everything's good. Drop me a line once in a while!

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      jim

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Sharyn, this is a beautiful out pour of thought and emotion. I am so glad you wrote it and shared it with us. I am glad that I could inspire you to share your heart... and as I constantly must remind myself... don't forget to "breathe". Our wisdom has been earned and it is the experiences that have made us more aware that there has to me more. Votes Up- Awesome and Beautiful...Also tweeted and bookmarked! -HC Porter (holly)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      You have presented this so uniquely....very creative. All that you say is absolute truth....growing up....falling down, getting up...going on....equals lessons learned, equals wisdom equals inner peace.

      GOOD one, Sharyn!

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Jim ~ Great to see you! Thanks so much for your feedback. Everything is okay. Just busy and very behind on my reading. I will try to catch up with you soon.

      Sharyn

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      How wonderful to read such a powerful poem about gaining wisdom through experiences at different stages in our loves. I love your personal definition and the way you laid this hub out.

      Also appreciate the links to other hubs on this topic.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Wow! Beautiful. What an outstanding message for all of us to remember and live by.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Profound. Wise. Deep. Fascinating. Inventive. All of that, Sharon, in one small hub. And oh, yes, George Carlin, to boot. Thank you, m'dear - enjoyed this immensely.

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      Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

      The videos just added that extra plus to an already wonderful hub poem!

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Hello Sharon,

      Such a beautiful poem and the video's were iceing on the cake..Wonderful words to keep planted in our hearts. Thank you

      Sunnie

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      When I was a child, my parents were young. And I always felt frustrated that they did not understand me. Now I have reached adulthood and my parents are old. They understand me properly.

      Your poetry is just beautiful.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Your poem has the effect of quietening the mind.

      And I want to get to 100 and a half! Just so I can be a kid again if nothing else.

      Great hub.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Sharon, this is a very well done Hub! Bravo my dear for capturing the essence of the way we should view are lives. Voted up and shared!

      Lisa

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      molometer 5 years ago

      great poem and it speaks to me. Often we get those little glimpses of truth and in my case if I don't write them down pronto they vanish as soon as they came.

      My wisdom has taught me to always have a piece of paper and a pencil handy.

      Wisdom is admitting we know nothing. Then we begin to learn.

      Great hub voted up and SHARING on Google + Twitter & Facebook.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      These words of beauty and wisdom only come with age. Thank you Sharyn for the reminder.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Sharyn, the title is perfect and the poem beautiful, excellent work and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      The words are so true and I love how you put it together to reflect life. Words jumbled together, whizzing by, until you have to breathe and keep going until you finally have an inkling of what it's about, some kind of wisdom about it. Well done. Beautiful.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Oh Sharyn,

      Such wise words of wisdom. Sure, I agree that with age comes maturity since, life throws so much as us.

      Well done, Sharyn.

      Wishing you well, ALWAYS!

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Yes, Sharyn, BREATHE! I wish I had understood this concept years ago, but I believe life has to teach us lessons before we "get it." Sometimes, I don't always get it, but I do try to breathe!

      This is beautifully worded succinctly to the point. Thank you for writing it.

      Votes and shared! :-)

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      JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

      I too have experienced this with aging and have to explain to my son who adds a year to his age that he will deduct them later on. It is very true. i loved the video as well. It was a nicely put together hub.

      JT

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Holly ~ thank you so much. It was funny how the "breathe" came out because it just seemed appropriate at that time, in life and within the poem:) Again that you for the inspiration and your feedback as well.

      Sharyn

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      Life is a never ending lesson. You will never stop learning as long as you live no matter how long :D

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      Angela Kane 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      This is very true, I don't know how many times I wish I knew something when I was younger that I know now. Great article!

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      Kathleen Kerswig 5 years ago

      I love this. I am so glad I learned to take the time to breathe. It helps so much in times of stress and/or confusion. Great job!

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      Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Sharyn, very nicely stated. Thank you for linking to my article. Much appreciated. Voted up! :) Awesome! :)

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      JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

      Oh I am sorry I forgot to post the answer to your question earlier. While I am not an expert at pictographs I have taught my son both Chinese and Kanji pictographs and languages when he was young. The symbol I believe is in Kanji and is for "WISDOM".

      It really bugs me when I ask questions and my readers don't answer.

      So the answer is the language is Kanji which is a middle language of Japanese and the word is "WISDOM". Sorry for not answering earlier. And yes, with age comes wisdom whether we want it or not.

      Great Hub!!

      JT

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Paula ~ I appreciate your comment about this being "unique and creative." YOU said it perfectly though: growing up, falling down, getting up, going on, lessons learned, wisdom, inner peace. I LIKE THAT, thank you so much!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Gail ~ I love your feedback, thank you. This really kind of "hit" me. I, of course, usually look to others for "wisdom" but I've really noticed that I have it to share too! Thanks for mentioning my personal definition and the layout. It's different :) Thanks for your votes too!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Dexter ~ I too feel that there is a deep message within that is important to remember. Thank you for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Dr. BJ ~ WOW, I love your descriptive feedback. Profound. Wise. Deep. Fascinating. Inventive . . . are all descriptions that make me feel good about writing. I am really glad you enjoyed this. Thank you,

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Dear Pooh ~ thanks for stopping by and for your feedback. I'm glad you liked the videos. When I was searching for something appropriate, I never did really get that "wow" feeling knowing 100% that I should use this. But after a really long time searching, I chose the best that I felt fit the topic. Hope all is well with you my friend.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Sunnie ~ I love when you stop by. Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Take care,

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Vinaya ~ see how a little aging can change things :) Thank you so much for your feedback - very much appreciated!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Yvonne ~ I like and appreciate the effect this had on you :) And yes, wouldn't it be cool to be able to say one hundred and a half, ha. I really don't think that I will. BUT, my grandmother did. She was able to say that she was one hundred two and two-thirds! Thanks for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Lisa ~ Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I appreciate the votes and sharing too!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello Michael ~ I love your thought about writing things down. It is wise to have a paper and pencil handy at all times. I understand. I've got it in all the right places :) After my mother was gone and we began to go through her personal things, it was really wonderful to see how much she wrote. We found poems, and things like that. But we also found short notes and sayings that must have meant a lot to her. They were profound and very wise statements and I cherish them today. Thank you so much for your comments.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Brenda ~ I totally agree. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi there MM ~ thank YOU! I appreciate your feedback and votes too!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Dear Vicky ~ EXACTLY!!! "Words jumbled together, whizzing by, until you have to breathe and keep going until you finally have an inkling of what it's about." Thank you so much for your meaningful feedback!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Ruchira ~ So true. Life throws so much at us. I think we become mature and more wise when we actually "catch" things and understand them. I really appreciate your feedback. Wishing you well too!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Dear Susan ~ I totally understand. The learning process is continuous. And of course, we don't always get it. I can tell you there are things I've had to learn over cuz I didn't get it the first or even second time around, darn it. But I, for whatever reason, have been having some "Ah Ha" moments lately :) I think (I hope) that is a good thing . . . with lots of breathing! Thanks so much for votes and sharing.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello JT ~ Isn't it funny that when we are younger, like your son, we try to add years on to our age. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for your feedback!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello cebutouristspot ~ it is great to meet you. Absolutely, life is a never ending lesson. As strange as it might seem, I actually feel that I have learned more lately in my "older" years than I have for quite a while. I'm feeling "wiser" for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Sharyn

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Sharyn -- how perceptive you are while still young and how beautifully this piece is presented. I stand in amazement at the calm that comes with age -- at least for me -- and how much easier life is once we know who we are. Exceptional work and voted UP. Best/Sis

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello Angela Kane ~ I wish the same thing! We are so naïve when we are young. But I guess making mistakes is how we learn :) Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Kathleen ~ It's great to meet you. Thank you so much for your feedback. Remembering to BREATHE is so important :) Thanks for stopping by!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Ray ~ No problem linking, you had several that related! Thanks so much for your feedback and votes too!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey JT ~ thanks for stopping back, how sweet! You are absolutely correct. The language is Kanji which is a middle language of Japanese and the word is "WISDOM". Where can I send your prize, ha. Thank you for your great feedback. Very much appreciated.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Angela B ~ I am honored that you noticed the perception, thank you. I could understand the calm that comes with age. I do also think it has to do with not being able to move as fast, lol. Seriously, thank you for your feedback. So glad you stopped by.

      Sharyn

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Thank you so much Flora ~ it's been a year of learning SO much that in some ways it seems longer.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      OK, love this whole presentation my sister in age and dance moves... I especially love the quote that old age is 15 years older than whatever you are...!

      BTW, I am 'not' cleaning to the tune on the video!

      Happy 'early' Birthday... you are gonna love it!

      Voted UP & Awesome. Love, Maria

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Sharyn, I really enjoyed this hub! Under "breathe"...there is a poet there!

      Voted up!

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Sharyn, I added a link to your compelling poem from my Hub, The Beauty of the Aging Mind. Your poem affords the deeply personal view of the relationship between aging and wisdom, an important counterpoint to scientific and even philosophical views. I enjoyed your poem very much and also voted it up and beautiful. :)

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Maria, my silly sister :) Don't bother cleaning by the way, life is too short. Just dance! Thanks for the early birthday wishes, it is coming SO quick. I'll look to you to help me through if I'm not feeling that I love it. Big hugs,

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Audra ~ I am so glad you enjoyed this. Thank you so much for your feedback. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Sherri ~ I just read your piece and it is awesome. I am honored that you linked this to your beautiful work. I have linked yours as well and I thank you so much. I appreciate your insightful comments as well.

      Sharyn

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      Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      I'm a firm believer in avoiding the grouches and surrounding myself with fun people. That last video was really great.

      Life is too short we should enjoy it and embrace each day because getting older just means we are living.

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Pamela ~ absolutely, I agree. Thank you so much for stopping by to read and comment!

      Sharyn

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Such wonderful thoughts. Breathe life, and exhale wisdom. Had to admit that it's been a long Journey, before reaching my age. Time heals and time helps to gather wisdom. Thanks for the reminder!

      LORD

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Lord ~ thank you for such a sweet comment. Life is certainly a journey and wisdom is accumulated along the way. I really appreciate your feedback. Take care,

      Sharyn

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ain't it beautiful? I may not be fond all the time of the physical limitations that come with sixty-three but I sure prefer who I am over who I was and a certain amount of wisdom has indeed entered this human vessel. Loved this hub!

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Billy ~ ABSOLUTELY! I agree totally. Gaining wisdom and really noticing the difference is an awesome time. Of course, we need to accept the limitations that come with aging but there are other cool things that take its place :) Thanks so much for your feedback.

      Sharyn

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      Annette Donaldson 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Sharyn hunnie, your words are of such wisdom. At thirty years of age I firmly believed that the end of my life was on the way. A few wrinkles appeared and the stray grey hair showed up. Panic or what!! Now I have just turned 55 and life is a bigger adventure than ever. I am free to do as I please, enjoy all my moments in life and flirt with all our hub page handsome men lol. There is such a sense of well being as we get older, almost surreal at times. Great hub hunnie. :)

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hiya Blue ~ It's so great to see you. Thank you so much for sharing how you felt at 30. Panic, ha, I understand. But now I also understand the wisdom that comes with aging. I will be 50 in a month. I'm trying to look at all the positive things about it :) I'm so glad you stopped by Annette!

      Sharyn

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