There is a book of ancient wisdom that contains a message going something like this:
“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I grew into an adult, I set aside childish ways.”
At the risk of offending a subset of potential readers, I’d like to put an unconventional lens on this idea and expand it.
I’d like it to go on to saying something like this:
“After having walked alongside others for a while – learning from their wisdom, I started studying my own mind and reflected deeply on what I had learned from others. I came to see how each of them had shaped me on the inside, and I slowly came to understand that only I can decide what my future path is. I may be called to walk with different tribes at different times. I may be called to walk alone. And always, I will be called to become truer to my unfolding self, the path that only I can find, and only I can walk.
When I was an early adult, I talked like other adults, I thought like other adults, I reasoned like other adults. When I started discovering my own path, I set aside the ways of other adults.”

Originally posted on 2021-10-13 at 05:12 via

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