What the age-experienced know and we don’t

Or maybe we actually do know it and just fail in doing what we know we should do.

To know and not to do is really not to know yet.

Some timeless advice I’ve heard from the age-experienced over the years:

  •  time is more important than money
  •  almost everything in life is a trade-off
  •  autonomy at work is highly underrated
  •  being nice to people is highly underrated
  •  quit worrying so much about the past and the future; enjoy the NOW

It can be difficult to think this way in the heat of the moment. I know that’s true for me. But these types of lessons and wisdom (= knowledge + life experience) provide a nice reminder to put things into perspective more often.

And as a Tacomober (“someone who takes care of my own business”) I obviously do love this one:

116 Years Old: Lessons Left Behind From the World’s Oldest Living Person – “I Mind My Own Business”

I certainly subscribe to this one: “Minding her own business helped her avoid unnecessary drama, useless comparisons, and unwanted stress.”

This one contains so much wisdom that it deserves to be printed and re-read regularly:

45 Life Lessons Written by a “90-Year-Old” Woman

and some guys know-how too:

25 Life Lessons Written by a 100-Year-Old-Man

listen to the age-experienced

Hmm, made me think – does that mean that guys can say the same thing in less words?

I know, I’d better end this post here and now.


Knowing requires intelligence; doing requires courage. – Todor Tashev

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. – Erica Jong

One Comment

  1. Andy,

    I like point 16.

    A writer writes, if u want to be a writer, writes.

    I hope I can continue to succeed despite the system, and continue to be a teacher that I wanted to be.

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