As We Grow In Years, We Become Like Children Again

by Michael Simmons on May 16, 2009

Over the past few months, I’ve been asking myself, “How will I teach everything that I’ve learned to our daughter, Halle?”

Will she accept or rebel against my advice?

Will it be relevant to her world or over her head?

When I was a teenager I rebelled against the wisdom of my mom and threw out the baby with the bath water. Will Halle do the same?

Today I ‘got’ that I am a child again.

The more knowledge I gain, the less I realize I know.

The more wisdom I gain, the more I realize how fleeting life is.

Life is my parent now.

I vow not to rebel against the lessons life has to offer me, no matter how painful or untimely they are.

I trust that every moment is optimized for maximum growth.

Every moment deserves to be lived.



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I'm the co-founder of Empact, one of the leading entrepreneurship education organizations in the world. I'm obsessed with understanding how we all can lead meaningful lives that have a positive social impact. I love probing into the truth of how we experience life. I believe that challenges are what make us grow the most, and I openly share my experiences. Continue reading…


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