Quote of the Day

“I am not young enough to know everything,” said Oscar Wilde.


Most of the times when I’ve messed up the worst have included me feeling like I already know everything.  On the other hand, almost every breakthrough moment of clarity or insight happens right after admitting to myself that I don’t know.  A little bit of wisdom is realizing I need to learn a lot.   Teaching and writing are both occupations where the person can always learn more, always gain more skill.  Maybe that’s true for every profession, and those are the two I know enough to see that truth.  At any rate, part of what I love about my careers is that I can always learn more.   Open mind!

Also, I just finished Picture of Dorian Grey on my Kindle.  Fantastic book!  (An “often overlooked classic” in the words of  a college buddy.)



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