What's the Secret to Life?
When I was six years old, my uncle told me something that scared the living daylights out of me...
We were sitting by the lake at our family reunion in the Adirondack mountains, and he asked me what I learned in school.
I told him the usual, “Math, Social Studies, English and stuff.”
He asked, “Did they teach you the secret to life yet?”
I was dumbfounded and a little upset. ‘Why haven’t I been taught the secret to life yet?’ I thought. What’s the point of an education if they don’t teach this?!
“No, what is it?” I asked.
He shrugged, “No one knows. Let me know if you figure it out.”
I stared at him with my jaw dropped. Up until then, I assumed adults knew everything!
Every now and then, I remind my uncle of that conversation and we have a good laugh, but the conversation still rings true:
No one knows the secret to life. And experience is often the best teacher.
With that said, I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes:
-Kent M. Keith