pi_r_round wrote:"A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise man learns from somebody elses mistakes."
Good one, I heard that before, its very true.
What's the difference between a smart man and a wise man?
About 40 years.
Don't I know it. This is a true story. Five years ago I quit drinking. I was taking my annual physical(my job requires
it). The doctor who examined me asked me the usual questions. Are you a smoker? Shortness of breath? Is your Daddy
rich and your Momma good looking? When he asked me if I drank, I said "A little. How much is a little? Six pack a day.
Your kidding!!! If your not in a treatment program, I can sign you into one right now. Good God, you're an alcoholic!!"
I laughed. I thought he was putting me on. He wasn't. He carried on this way for another 5 minutes. Finally, I said,
you know, Doctor, you're starting to annoy me. If you don't shut up, I'm going to quit just to shut you up. And I did.
So for me, 40 years is just about right. I started drinking when I was 15. 40 years later I quit. The irony is that I quit
for the same reason I started: Somebody told me I shouldn't. The moral of the story: Don't wait 40 years to be wise.
Do it now.