This infographic by my daughter intrigues me. There are so many points of wisdom that it takes a while to digest it all. The parts that stood out to me were the ideas that evaluative thinking helps us make wise decisions and this skill should be taught.
When I was a child, living in Tehran, Iran, our family had a concrete swimming pool. Each year, we emptied the pool and put a fresh coat of paint on the surface. The first few weeks after we filled it with fresh water, it was icy cold. After experimentation, I concluded that the most efficient and least painful way to get into the pool was to dive in rather than go in bit by bit. Now, as an adult, I approach almost every new challenge with the same strategy. In an ever changing world, we encounter new experiences all the time. If we hesitate, and just go bit by bit, we will be left behind. So go ahead; jump and dive in, and experience the challenge.
Pearls take time to form; likewise, our words should be chosen carefully and with thought.