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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