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Time and Experience as a Meter to the Wise

Something earlier really bothered me, because it speaks about a lot of the problems that thankfully many people are unaware of. When you start getting you neck deep into bullshit, you end up having to wade through a lot of it before you can find yourself able to breathe. This is especially true about certain aspects of the community.

I spoke with several people (many of whom I consider dear friends), before finally finding the introspection I have been looking for. This friend is amazing. Simply amazing. He is bright, funny, and wise. He told me this:

“Experience should account as milestones and commitment, not as domination and authority.”

Smart words that don’t just have to apply to whatever we were talking about, but life in general as well. I just hope someone understood I am still a crazy toddler despite having done this since 2009. Crazy, right?

You are my favorite color!

At work today…

Student: I got these shoes at a new store!

Me: Cool! Can I go with you to the store to get new shoes, too?

Student: Yeah! We can get you shoes like mine!

Me: (I want to hug this kid SO bad) Well… can I have them in pink?

Student: Yeah! You can have them in pink! And, and… you are in my favorite color! You can have that too!

Me: (I’m smiling, but I’m going wtf? At this point he keeps saying I am his favorite color. I look at my arm and go, oh.) Oh, so pink and brown?

Student: YEAH! YOU are MY favorite color!

Seriously, my heart melted. The child continued on about what shoes he planned to buy me (with his mommy and grandma, of course), and how they will be “fast” and most definitely pink and his favorite color. 😉