Isn't it strange that when we were younger, we never seemed to listen when our folks tried their best to warn us about the world and give us a bit of guidance?
There is an old adage that as we get older, we are amazed at how much smarter our parents have become. Guess it's always been that way!
I was the oldest out of four children, and the only boy. It only stood to reason that I knew everything already! I didn't always take direction well and very seldom listened to advice.
Only now am I starting to understand fully what my parents were trying to share. It's a crying shame I couldn't have done so at a much earlier age. It would have served me well through some self inflicted tough spots.
Anyway, I found this song that pretty much says all that my Mom and Dad tried to say to me when I wore a younger man's clothes. The information and the message is timeless, passed down from one generation to the next, destined to fall again on deaf ears! I guess it's true what they say...youth is wasted on the young!
I started off thinking that I knew all the answers, but now I realize I don't even know many of the right questions! Sort of seems backwards, doesn't it?
Alright, my friend! Now let's get a fresh cup of coffee and sit on the patio for a bit. We can discuss how much we didn't listen to and learn from when we were younger...