HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 4: “The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.”― T.S. Eliot
Perfect quote. When I think I am really smart, I read something and realize there is SO much I do not know. I have so much education and information in my mind…and it is beginning to be difficult for me to retrieve words and thoughts…aging…that is truly humbling.
And then I read something new…and realize I don’t know anything about THAT. A great experience for one whose best mental defense was always to be the smartest person around. Hahahaha.
Too much truth in that. But it is a great truth for me. I read a lot and am always happy when learning new things. But there is so much I will never know.
Crypto currency and anything Apple come to mind. I used to use only Apple products, but just got over the need to have them at the cost they place on them at this time in my life. There is no value for me in it. And financial dealings are no longer of any interest to me, because I live very simply and have no real use in knowing about alternative currencies or exchange rates, etc. None.
This, too, is great for me…knowing there are vast stores of information that I am not privy to. My heart just wants to keep life as simple as possible as I age. The more I do this, the happier I am. I like it like that. I have to navigate certain learning to do what I enjoy. I will keep it simply to that. I don’t know that I will ever achieve true humility; but, as with all of these principles, I am getting better every day. That is the only goal.