What counts

Jeff with college friends and a favorite professor at graduation, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, June 1980 BONUS TRIVIA QUESTION: Can you spot the practical joker? The future attorney? The track stars? The other future dentist (besides Jeff)?  The two who came from the same VERY small town?

Jeff with college friends and a favorite professor at graduation,
David Lipscomb College (now Lipscomb University), Nashville, Tennessee, June 1980
BONUS TRIVIA QUESTIONS: Can you spot the legendary practical joker? The track stars? The future attorney? The future neuropsychologist? The other future dentists (besides Jeff)? The two who came from the same VERY small town?  What subject did the professor teach?

“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:

We must discover

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

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