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Found Wisdom #1 – Old too soon, wise too late


I don’t know yet how consistent I will be about this, but I have started to document bits of wisdom wherever I find them as I am out and about. Seems like a good thing to share here on Fridays.

This first one is quote from Benjamin Franklin, “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” I found this posted outside a conference room at a client’s offices. Thanks to good ol’ Google, I’ve been able to establish that the additional commentary is from an excellent post on Dumb Little Man titled “14 Action-Inducing Lessons from Benjamin Franklin.”

Benjamin Franklin is, of course, practically the poster child for lifelong learning. Few have done it better or longer. Enjoy this quote. Reflect on it. And have a great weekend.

Jeff

P.S. – If you come across “found wisdom” like this in your travels, snap a photo and send it my way with your thoughts (jcobb at missiontolearn.com). I may post it – with credit to you – or ask if you would like to highlight it in a guest post here.

About the Author Jeff Cobb

I am an avid lifelong learner who writes and speaks frequently on the critical role of learning in our fast-changing world.

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