Playing Paul Revere with Wisdom
I am finding, as I age, I am getting no smarter, yet I am getting much wiser.
And I am not alone, as I notice it in my contemporaries as well. Experiences have given us [me] this unique confidence to recognize life patterns as wisdom. What baffles me sometimes is how often I do not react to these patterns, responding to them smartly with athleticism, a purposeful goal in mind.
No need to concentrate here on the why this lack of action happens or to pontificate on how I know the wiser piece. What I do want to zero in on is this urgency I have to play Paul Revere with that wisdom.
And, giving myself credit, it takes courage to play that Paul Revere role with my wisdom; I need to look deeply into what I have learned from the mistakes and successes and become vulnerable to whether the shouting from my horse will be deemed grandiosity, worthless or maybe Oprah’esque.
Yet, vulnerabilities aside my desire to share what I’ve learned becomes immeasurable over time.
And so, my hope in writing this note is for people not wait until they have some grey hairs to reach deep into themselves to understand and then share what they have learned for others to be inspired or instructed. Because, my hunch is those that share their wisdom throughout their life will end up being “smarter” as well. But hey, what do I know :)