TODAY THE WORDS are LIVING AND LEARNING. I may have touched on this subject in the past but I found sometimes a topic is worthy of repetition or at least looking again in a different light or direction. A lot of people find themselves at an age when they might feel as if they have learned all they are planning on learning or they are stubborn and think they know it all (I guess this is where we get this phrase). If anyone had a right to be a real “know it all” it would have been Einstein. Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works. His great intellectual achievements and originality have made the word “Einstein” synonymous with genius.(sourced from Wikipedia) The amazing facet of Einstein is he never stopped learning, researching, investigating, attempting to gain by trial and error, and was a scholar for life. If someone whose name depicts genius, how can we feel we cannot learn from each other. For instance, I am learning each day how to hopefully make the blog better, eat healthier, work smarter, and continue to learn how to be a better person spiritually. I have learned throughout life one of the most valuable gift we have are our two ears and one mouth. Listening to others and I mean younger people than most of us are as they have experienced new technology as part of their normal lives. Young people can learn from older people as life gives experience and usually wisdom gained from trial and error and history is on our side. Fortunately for me, I am a curiosity driven person and I will research and I will ask others for help and once given, I respect others’ opinions giving them the respect they deserve. I may not use their ideas; not because they are bad ideas; they may not be appropriate for my goals. The main factor is I do listen. I have learned so much from so many people; I have received a little tidbit here and a big amount of knowledge there. I hope I have done the same for others. Now for the deeper thought: A man or woman is granted a certain amount of intelligence and the higher the intelligence it may seem to result in higher success but this is a fallacy sometimes. People with higher intelligence can resist help from others and insist it is their way or the highway. I look at it this way: God is the most supreme power and is the most intelligent being and if we look to His word for guidance and learning experiences; we have the highest “technology” available to us. If we seek Him; He will find us.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
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