I learned how to say I don’t know when asked a question.
I learned not to have an opinion when I have no education, experience or information about a subject.
I learned how to ask pertinent questions.
I learned the humility of ignorance.
I learned how young you still are being in your 40’s.
I remember that King Tut, Alexander, Jesus, Mozart, Crazy Horse, Malcolm X Dr. King and Hendrix never made it to 40.
|—||blackmamba, Internet comment|
I’d like to save time by figuring out this decade while I’m still in it.
•There are no soul mates. Not in the traditional sense, at least. In my 20s someone told me that each person has not one but 30 soul mates walking the earth. (“Yes,” said a colleague, when I informed him of this, “and I’m trying to sleep with all of them.”) In fact, “soul mate” isn’t a pre-existing condition. It’s an earned title. They’re made over time.
•You will miss out on some near soul mates. This goes for friendships, too. There will be unforgettable people with whom you have shared an excellent evening or a few days. Now they live in Hong Kong, and you will never see them again. That’s just how life is.