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A grain of salt

A man, 20 years of age, another man, 40 years of age The young man in his inexperience asks the 40 year old man "You've lived twice my life, whats your advice?" The older man pauses Reflecting on his own life, in hindsight.. He says: It is said by many The best teacher is experience This statement is true, but experience Does not equate to intelligence, or intellect As both do not equate to experience With every word from spoken by a man in his youth It is received by the senior with a grain of salt. Though in reality, they are both adults What distinguishes a person whos lived longer? Is years of learning beneficial if they accomplish little? A decade spent listless watching days blend together Carrys more wisdom, more growth than 5 years of struggle? To believe this I refuse. Adults of seniority, arent always mature Bickering, arguing with each other, Talking over the other Neither letting either get one word in edgewise Their bodies mature, years experienced Yet arrested development has left them Adult children The fresh face child who endures struggle And is given responsibility, Experiences his growth as man A man who never has had to struggle and grow Is stuck in his adolescence,

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