Mmmm… not sure at all about this post. Depends on who is giving the words I suppose and who determines that they are full of wisdom?
My nan used to regularly share her thoughts on how things should be done. She was a terribly superstitious person. No walking on the cracks in the pavement, breaking mirrors meant seven years bad luck, no opening umbrella’s inside (why would you in the first place?) and no new shoes on the table. Children were definitely seen and not heard. My mum and dad even had to move the date of their wedding which they’d planned for May – ‘Marry in May, Rue the Day’. Were they words of wisdom? I don’t know she certainly believed them.
I do believe that we learn from our failures and mistakes though, hence the quote at the beginning of this post. I think we should encourage our children to make mistakes, take chances and support them in doing so.
And this guy seems to hit the nail on the head in many ways for me.
Ciao for now,