Our children do not know the panic attacks that hit us when they ask us questions that should be answered by a sage. If only they knew how terrified we were by the complete trust and confidence that they have in our decisions. They 'totally' know that we are doing the right thing for them. Sometimes, a flash of wisdom uttered by my teenage daughter puts my own ideas to shame. I asked my Aunt ten years ago: At what age will I feel 'totally' wise? She told me not to hold my breath because at 56 she was still waiting for wisdom to happen.
At 50 I know that wisdom is a function of experience rather than time.
— feeling perplexed.