Monday, 8 April 2013

Two things I have learnt

I know that writing anything on this blog is as effective as sending a message in a bottle in the Pacific Ocean, but today I am moved to note two things I have learnt in recent years:

  1. There are some things - many things - that you simply cannot teach people. They can only learn themselves. Often slowly, normally painfully. Perhaps a definition of wisdom is: "Stuff that can't be taught, only learnt."
  2. If you have a problem with me, it may be because you have a problem with Brits, or with English-speakers, or with white men, or with men. It may help me to see it that way. But, at the end of the day, maybe you just have a problem with me.

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