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People are getting smarter

As I’m growing older, people around me are getting smarter.

Back in the day, I remember my parents, teachers and other “wisdom figures” dishing out advice and guidance. They kept feeding me a bunch of malarkey about stuff that just didn’t matter. Often, out of obligation or fear, I would smile and nod in agreement, but they didn’t have a clue.

One Christmas, I received a fancy set of volumes entitled Great Books of the Western World by Robert Hutchins. I used them as a stairstep to reach the top shelf of my closet where I hid my Playboy magazines. It’s fair to say, my intellectual curiosity was aided by the work of Hutchins.

I stayed around people who had little to offer until I was about 30 years old. Then people in my life got brighter. Their sage advice saved me from many troubles that had plagued my youth. All of a sudden, books became better written, with words that brought me both joy and pleasure.

Now, in my 70s, almost everyone I meet is smarter than I am. Go figure! Maybe it’s because I moved to Nevada.

Author: Don Kuhl

Don Kuhl is founder of The Change Companies® and Train for Change Inc.® He has authored hundreds of Journals that have assisted over 10 million people in making positive life changes. While Don was aging (think of a side of beef at a fine restaurant), he managed motel properties, started several sports publications, worked in college and health care administrations and started about a dozen corporations. Some of them failed miserably, a few flourished.