Age definitely gives you perspective of things that you remember. You see things more clearly as you look back on them with the knowledge and wisdom you’ve gained over the years. I was remembering this girl I worked with when I was 18, about 50 years ago. She was only 15, and she was living with a much older man, (like about 35). At the time we thought she was really cool, but now I realize that she was being taken advantage of by the guy. I had left home at 16 and I thought I knew everything there was to know and that I was just as smart and capable as any adult. How wrong I was! Young people may have the basic intelligence, but they lack the experience that provides wisdom. So they are convinced that older people have nothing to offer them and they ignore advice. Just like us older people did they will have to learn by living. One of the most important things I’ve learned is just how much I don’t know, and how much I still have to learn about life. Being open to taking advice from people who have lived longer than me is still not always easy and I have to remind myself at times to shut up and listen. I guess that’s the wisdom part.