On learning…

I heard this quote at the leadership enrichment series today:

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

Elder Tad R. Callister attributed it to Mark Twain (although, for several reasons, many people think this is  misattributed, including the fact that Twain was 11 when his father died). Notwithstanding, I enjoyed how Elder Callister related it to us, in that, we can learn so much more from an experience just by changing our perspective.

I heard HWN today as I was reminded about the importance of humility and teachableness (I think that word is made up…) :)

Mark Twain vintage
Twain scowling about the misattribution

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