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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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The past and the future

TeachTeach Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,878 mod
This discussion was created from comments split from: Wisdom.


  • DoraDora Posts: 3,322 ✭✭✭✭

  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,929 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: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    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: 19 ✭✭
    "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: 846 ✭✭✭
    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: 156 ✭✭
    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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