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Today’s quote is:
“Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.”
Ah this is so true! We gain wisdom through our experiences. This quote is quite meaningful to me since I just finished reading The Giver by Lois Lowery. If you have read it, you know why. If not, I recommend it. It is quite though provoking.
This is true in parenting. Moms who are able to give you advice to help solve your problems have either a) read enough information to know what good solutions are or (and most likely) b) have been through the difficulties themselves to know how to help you solve those difficulties. “B” is true of myself. I am able to give advice on how to solve a myriad of issues because I have been through it and know what worked for us to solve those issues.
So the next time you envy the wisdom of someone you know, recognize the “pain” required to help her achieve that wisdom. And the next time you are going through your own pain, try to hold strong, knowing that this pain will bring you wisdom.
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