The Art of Wisdom


Should it be “The Art of Wisdom” or  perhaps “The Art of Knowing What to Overlook”?  My friend Cheri asked me this question over tea last week.

I heard an elderly woman speak to a college course my daughter was taking.   She asked the same question of the audience of 20- somethings.  Her answer may surprise you.  “I am just like you, only more so.”  Think about it.  If you are a cheerful optimistic person in your youth, you will become more so as you age.    If you were an annoying, whining hypochondriac, you will become more so.  Trust me in that.  Look at everyone  you have known for more than a few hours and you will see that it is true. 

When I told Dr. Advice what she had advised,  He said “You better begin now.”   

My vote goes to knowing what to overlook.

Author: kaytisweetlandrasmussen83

I am a retired fine arts teacher, sculptor/painter, writer, and a native Californian. I love my family,dogs, horses, movies, reading and music, probably in that order. I have been married forever to a very nice man who is nice to old ladies, dogs and children.

7 thoughts on “The Art of Wisdom”

  1. Well, so you are Cheri’s friend. I may disagree (only partly) on what you said:

    “if you are a cheerful optimistic person in your youth, you will become more so as you age”

    since some people learn through a difficult life journey how to reach joy. It has happened to me.

    Interesting blog. And Cheri’s friends are my friends 🙂

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  2. The fellow who performed our wedding (ions ago) said that “When you go into marriage you should go in with your eyes wide open. When you are married, you should go around with your eyes half-shut.

    🙂

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