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Retirement and Irrelevance

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I am still a few years away from retirement but I can so relate to the comment that teenagers think they know everything! At 17 my son has already seen it all and done it all … because my way and my experiences are as extinct as pre-historic dinosaurs. He is basically a good boy who unfortunately has to ‘touch the stove to make sure it’s hot’ or even hotter – just as I told him.
All we can do as parents is try as much as possible to train our children in the way they should go – and then let them go. Thanks to J T Weaver for these great words of wisdom.

J T Weaver

Teenagers think they know everything, yet they know almost nothing about life. They are barely educated and lack even the smallest morsels of life’s experience. They think their parents are old and out of touch. They truly believe they can do everything in life better. This isn’t a shocking revelation, but just the normal growth progression of life.

In a short 4 years or so, they will garner the coveted Bachelor’s degree and in a few more years, they may even have more framed wallpaper for their office. This is a dangerous time for them. They have been convinced, through teachings and titles, that they actually know stuff. And to some degree that’s true. They know stuff that other people know, but they haven’t discovered anything on their own, they lack the practical experience of life.

It’s only after a few years in the workplace that they discover how much…

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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother of teenager; lover of laughter; happy to follow God's lead to be a rainbow in the lives of others.

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