JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Reflections

Reflections

 When I was a child, I talked like a child........I walked like a child...........and I reasoned like a child. Then when I became a man, I put down my childish ways.

 I remember hearing those words as a child and doing what most children do, ignoring them. These words meant nothing to me, nor did the countless gems of advice that my elders bestowed upon me.

 I heard those words again earlier today, for the first time since I was a child. This time, rather than ignore them, I felt that I was ignorant for all the times someone told me precious advice and I did not listen. It's not like I knew any better at the time. When you are young and know everything there is to know, what on Earth could you possibly learn from another mere mortal? It's not like they have already been through everything that you are going through at the time.

 I have also heard that youth is wasted on the young. Remember though, you were young once too, and we all have to make our own mistakes. Rather than thinking of the youth as being wasted, think of young people as a life yet to be determined. No one knows what they are going to do, not even them most of the time. If you had told me as a child I would grow up to become a Realtor, I would have laughed at you. If you told me as a teenager that I would one day be married, you would have solicited the same response.

 Now I'm married and a Realtor. Happy at both, but I never really thought about it so very much until I heard those words repeated today. I had not even thought of them in many years. But know that my reckless abandon of childhood has begun to fade, I now constantly laugh to myself about how smart I used to be. I used to know everything and now I have been reduced to having to figure it out all over again.

 So, for any of you out there who happen to have teenage children, be sure you do not waste this valuable resource. You have been given a second chance to once again posses the knowledge that we all once held dear. To once again know everything. All the answers are right there at your finger tips. You just have to ask.

 When I was a child, I talked like a child........I walked like a child...........and I reasoned like a child. Then when I became a man, I put down my childish ways.  Somethings will always be worth repeating!

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Comment balloon 8 commentsJL Boney, III • April 03 2008 06:06PM

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JL,

 Profetic words.  It is actually a passage from Corinthians in the bible.  I read it at my sister's wedding and have heard it at countless others.

Posted by Rob Graham, Rob Graham (Windermere Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Rob- I knew it was a passage from the bible, and it was in reference to a wedding that I heard them today. I was not sure of the exact passage, thank you for the comment.
Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago
JL, I love that thought about you thinking back to how smart you used to be. Very funny. With age comes wisdom.
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago
Gary-I used to think that wisdom came with age too, but now I'm older and I don't know nearly as much as I used to. Thanks for the comment, and take care.
Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

JL...

My "baby" daughter will be 30 next month! Time for ME to put aside my childish ways, for sure! Thanks for the inspirational post!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago
This is a sure sign of maturity.  When you realize you don't know it all after all! Congratulations.  The older I get the less I seem to know...
Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 10 years ago
JL, great advice. I'm so fortunate that my girls were open to listen, learned from others mistakes and have made good choices in their lives. Being grounded in the word of God has made the difference in our family.
Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 10 years ago

Richard- OK my friend, you're hopeless, enjoy being an adult. Thanks for the comment.

Evelyn- I know just what you mean, thanks for stopping by.

Debbie-You are lucky, my mom had no such luck. She tells me all the time that she has a storey about me for every one of her gray hairs.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

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