Village: The Village Inn

Discussing quote:

When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Started by bloat avatar bloat

My father went to his grave believing that Pearl Harbor was in the Philippines. Pride and ignorance wouldn't allow him to believe otherwise.

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There aren't any hard and fast rules with one's willingness to learn and grow. The point about this statement is that when we are young we think we know more than we actually do ("we don't know what we don't know and we don't care that we don't know). As we get older and garner more experiences we come to realize that maybe those who were trying to give direction to our lives really did have more to offer than we thought they did. The important thing to remember is not how many years we have lived but how much learning we have put into our years.

2grouchy avatar2grouchy said:

True, life is a journey and we should gain some wisdom along the way or the whole trip was a waste.