John Y’s Musings from the Middle: Feeling the Heat

jyb_musingsI have found that, as a general rule of thumb, people usually have to “feel the heat” before “they see the light.”

Nothing seems more conducive to the attainment of wisdom than the receipt (or threat of receipt) of a painfully humiliating lesson.

Which means that, as a general rule of thumb, the wisest among us are also the ones among us who have accumulated the highest number of painfully humiliating lessons in the course of their lives.

So, if you want to be a wise person, ask yourself What painfully humiliating lesson am I pursuing today?

Or perhaps experiencing right now without even knowing it?


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