I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to your life, if your younger self had been gifted with the experience and knowledge you have accumulated over the years.
I invited several friends from the writing community to share their thoughts on this subject which I am sure you will enjoy as much as I did.
My guest today is pre-school teacher Jennie Fitzkee who shares her thoughts about the narrow views we tend to hold as children and young adults, and how life and experience teaches valuable lessons…
I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now by Jennie Fitzkee
People- they should be turned inside out so we see their heart and their mind before their looks. I have learned much over my 70-plus years. My memories of meeting people and making friends long ago are crystal clear. I was kind and friendly, and they were, too. Yet, that’s really all there was. How a person looked was all that mattered. I am ashamed that I turned my back on people, and even more ashamed that I avoided some people. I am most ashamed that I voiced my opinion, wrong as it was, in Civics class in high school. Oh, I wish I knew then what I know now.