I’ve thought a lot about this quote, and it speaks to me on so many levels. In my post, “Uncle Daddy; G.O.A.T.” from yesterday, I explain how I went from a single, childless man in my 20’s, to a father of three wonderful kids, my niece and two nephews. Now, I didn’t mention that before I became an “Uncle Daddy,” I thought I knew everything. You couldn’t tell me anything. I used the experience and knowledge that I had obtained, to validate anything and everything. My grades in college were exceptional, I had a great managerial position, and I used an extensive vocabulary, or “big words,” to validate my beliefs. Basically, to insert a little slang, and idiom, I thought my shit didn’t stink. Well, once I became a parent, I became a little more humble. You see, some things you can’t read in a book, you have to experience it with an open-mind. Would you reread that again?! That’s why I live by this quote now. And same for this quote:
I’ve learned that as long as we’re willing to learn about something, without preconceived notions, life would give us more ideal promotions.
Thinking that we know how this world works will only limit our ability to adapt, interact, and learn, new facts.
Life is our greatest teacher. With an open-mind, we should all learn from each other, grow with each other, and experience new life with each other. That’s what these quotes meant to me. I love meeting new people, and the ones I’ve met on this site have been amazing, wonderful, and already taught me new knowledge. ❤️🤞🏾