WISDOM DIALOGS 1 – “I’ve done those things…”


[45-second read]
“I’ve done those things…”


Jane: “I was reading that that kind of person tends to X, Y, and Z…”

[Long, pregnant pause]

John: “Jane… I’ve done most of those things…”

Jane: “I know… John, maybe your self-awareness is what we mean by wisdom and compassion.
By the time we get to midlife, we’ve done a lot of things.
I bet, 10 years ago, we would look at a list of traits like this and say – ‘Well, I certainly know people like that. I’m not like that. I’m a *good* person, or smart person or kind person’ – or something like that.
Now, when we look at a list like that, we are looking for, ‘*When* have I been this, or done that? *How* am I still this or that?'”

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Neil D. 2022-02-20


Published by Neil Durso

Just another mid-lifer sharing the journey...

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