Age Does Not Necessarily Bring Wisdom

One thing to always remember in one’s interactions with one’s seniors, is that while age unavoidably brings with it experience, age does not necessarily bring forth wisdom, for wisdom only arises from honest reflection and deep understanding of one’s experiences, and since man is all too often a sloth, it is thus the case that all too many men of advanced age have experience but do not have wisdom (and certain youngsters may not have age but nevertheless have already developed wisdom); and so while one must always be initially respectful and courteous towards those older than one’s self, this does not mean that one has to necessarily defer to an older individual’s wisdom, for there may actually be no wisdom there…remember this, and thus be discerning as to whose words you give weight to.

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