What I Wish I Knew…..and When…..
Whooowheeee…….that'd be a LONG list! I know a lot of things about life now, that I didn't know growing up. Some things I'm glad I didn't know, and some things I wish I had've known. It's funny when you think about it, really. We don't even realize what we don't know when we are those kids who "know everything"!
I guess I wish the one piece of advice I wished I received growing up is that people are not always who and what , they say they are. I was very trusting of everyone, and living in a very small town , encouraged that. I believed if you said you were good, or had the appearance of being good, that you actually were, in fact , good. I had no idea that the veneer some people keep to hide their corruption is very fine indeed. That something shiny and neat , can cover up something so evil and distorted. It's a very hard lesson to learn once you learn it, for sure. It goes hand in hand with the lesson , be very careful who you let into your inner circle, because wolves in sheeps clothing are very often your family or very close friends.
It's a shame that it has to be that way, I guess. I play my cards a little more closely to my vest , now. I'm not sure if that's a sad statistic, or just the reality of growing up. What do you think?