I’ve had the opportunity to hang out with some younger children recently and one thing that amazes me is watching them learn. I swear that’s God’s gift to everyone.
One thing that I noticed one day when I talking to one of my associates was that he was saying “I know” to almost every one of my statements.
Um ok bro…
Well the thing is, that he didn’t know.
He had never had the experiences that I had. He never had the experiences you’ve had, he’s never had the experiences Billy Bob Jackson from down the street has for that matter.
What am I talking about here? Well inquisitive Isaac let me take you back.
Think about when you were younger and you would always ask questions
You hoped that with those questions, you could find solutions. The answers you got helped develop a certain belief system.
You following me so far? Alright let’s keep going.
When we get older, we stop asking questions (unless we’re asking Siri or Google if it’s going to rain tomorrow) and start all of a sudden start knowing everything.
I’m a victim of it too, I’ve been known to not ask questions and just go full blast on assumptions.
The problem with this know it all type attitude is that you often shut your mind off to everything else.
You loose your ability to learn because you all of a sudden know everything.
What’s worse, is that it is literally
To succeed in doing much more than you are doing now.
Let’s go back again. This time a little further. Now you’re a baby.
If you are a baby that doesn’t ask questions or have the desire to learn you will never reach out for anything, or later crawl, or walk
And people would think there is something wrong.
So why don’t we continue to ask questions in our adult age?
The answer is simple
You see care bear, as we grow from babies, to young children and into adults, we develop opinions which turn into beliefs about the world around us.
When we stop asking questions we protect ourselves from the pain and discomfort of changing our current state of reality.
This leads to a closed mind and lack of options, because you then wouldn’t be able to consider anything else.
You’re stuck in the reality you created with no creativity or any way to receive input from those who might actually know better or have even been through it themselves.
You then have to learn to live with the pain of your current situation because the fear of the unknown is making you think that the pain of change is going to be worse than the pain you’re in.
I feel like I just made that really complicated…
Let’s try this:
Any revolution first starts with a question. That question will either directly or indirectly lead you to the truth.
And the truth oh sweet Jesus the truth.
That, my friend will set you free.
The pursuit of Life, Liberty and Wellness starts here:
Jerry “truth bombs” Washington