And a vestige of my previous blog
This post is based on a Daily Post prompt: write a letter to your 14-year-old self.
Annie at What the Woman Wrote took up this challenge and her first letter Dear Annie, Part 1 reminded me that I had also written the first letter on my previous blog. I found the letter I wrote in 2012 and it touched me more than I expected so I decided to repost it here, unedited – despite my inner proofreader’s outrage. I added a 2015 update at the end as I felt I had forgotten a few things.
a.k.a. A video chock-full of advice
Today I just wanted to share a video that I found both touching and inspiring of people passing on advice to future generations. It got me wondering about the kind of advice I could give younger people, my future children, or maybe my old selves, a question I may try to answer… some other time!
Why can’t I just answer the damn question?
This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: Do you need to have hard-cold facts to believe something, or do you know things with your heart?
If we only believed with hard-cold facts, there is not much we would accept as true. The way I see it, knowledge comes from two sources: our experience, and accounts of other people’s experience. By “experience”, I mean everything we go through, everything we feel, everything we study closely. And by “accounts”, I mean everything people share about their experience and other people’s experience, whether honestly or dishonestly, and sometimes honestly yet based on dishonest sources.