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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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The past and the future

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,210 mod
This discussion was created from comments split from: Wisdom.


  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod

  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 4,697 mod
    This is very true. So many young people think that they are wise because they have studied, but this is not the case. Some of the wisest people I know have never set foot in a university or even a school in some cases, and yet you can learn so much from them. You should always try to learn from people who are wiser than you are, as that is the best way to make sure that you're able to succeed.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,299 ✭✭✭
    'The past is an experience, the present is an experiment and the future is an expectation. Use your experience in your experiments to achieve your expectations.'
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wisdom is basically how do we effectively utilize our past experiences in present for a better future. There are many people who learned from their past mistakes or experiences, build insights, and set their current priorities accordingly. But, there are many others who linger on their past without getting anything effective out of it.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,299 ✭✭✭
    "The past may dictate who we are, but we get to determine what we become."
  • 2491988noraa2491988noraa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    The past is an experience and the future is an expectation
  • moumou Posts: 37 ✭✭
    This saying is very much applicable in our life. Because people generally assume that we learn many things from the past and want to live in dream of past experiences. It is undeniable truth that past experiences linger in our mind of and on. But ultimately It is the future which encourages the everyone to move on for achieving desired goal in stipulated period. So we tend to be more wise and prudent to take all the responsibilities in our shoulder
  • yanglishyanglish Posts: 14 ✭✭
    "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.
    So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." Steve Jobs
  • John23John23 Posts: 11 ✭✭
    You don't change the past but can choices the decisions of the present that affects your future.
  • SairaSaira Posts: 843 ✭✭✭
    I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
    Paulo Coelho
  • maykmayk Posts: 155 ✭✭
    You have to plan your future, to have a memorable past. If you have a good plan, you have a bright future and your past will be unforgettable.
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