My daughter thinks I know everything and believes I’m always right.I’m forever explaining to her that in reality no-one knows it all and that learning is a constant process, that in fact we all know very little .
I tell her how we never stop learning and remind her how her “know-it-all” mother struggles with new technical terms and that perseverance is the key.
Yes,I might speak foreign languages, I’m a writer, I’m well-read and well-travelled.Yet, there is so much I do not know, languages I cannot speak.
There are also subjects I have no interest in, ones that even if I can manage to get my head round them do not create this urge in me to find out more and more.
I do not care for finances much being the creative type.I love making and creating, I cannot get enthused about the revenue it creates.
Sometimes I could make my life a little easier and instead of struggling with all the technical stuff , I could have had someone help me but I take pride in learning by myself.It’s not perfect and there’s much more to do but I feel I have accomplished something and pushed myself a little further.
That is the message I try to convey to my children.You can always go the extra length and take pride in what you do.The more you learn , the more you realise how much more there is to know.How exciting it is to be on a perpetual voyage of discovery!