“What counts is what you learn after you know it all.” – Earl Weaver
Sometimes it seems that life is one long series of reaching the top of one hill only to start all over again at the bottom of another one. After awhile, we realize that we never stop needing to learn. Most of us can look back and laugh at younger versions of ourselves, who were laughing at still younger selves and naively thinking we finally had arrived.
How fortunate that we get the know-it-all years behind us relatively early, so we can get on with the more serious business of finding out how to stay flexible and keep discovering fresh information. I remember during our college years, Jeff told me about hearing a theology classmate remark “I knew more when I came in this class than I do today.” That’s a lesson well learned in a variety of disciplines.
What did you learn after you knew it all?
One year ago today: