Growing UP Vs. Growing OLD

Growing UP & Growing OLD are never the same.

Growing old is inevitable while growing up is by choice. The only difference between a 50 year old boy and a 25 year old man is not the age but the brain.


Perhaps the reason GOD put the nose, eyes, ears and mouth in our head is because HE doesn't want them too far from the brain. Knowledge is different from WISDOM.

Knowledge can be acquired but wisdom is natural. Education and common SENSE are never the same.


It's a million times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.


Education is light while common sense is the switch. Power is nothing without control. 


Knowledge is common while wisdom is rare. When knowledge brags, wisdom smiles.


Humility is wisdom's first child. Wise people don't show off, only the fools display their foolishness. Avoid too many arguments even when you're right. When arguments become a habit it turns to disease. 


You can never be right all the time. Everybody has a right to their personal thinking, reasoning, and opinions always respect it. 


When people don't see things the way you see it doesn't make them a blind. If they don't reason like you doesn't make them a fool. 

The greatest foolishness is to think you know everything.

No one will ever be considered wise or intelligent until he/she can wisely and peacefully deal with everybody's level of understanding.

Tayo Rockson

Tayo Rockson is a storyteller, cultural translator, and brand strategist for change-makers on a mission to use his difference to make a difference.  He is a 4x TEDx speaker, the CEO of UYD Management, and the host of the As Told by Nomads podcast. In addition to that, he's been named a "Top 40 Millennial Influencer" by New Theory magazine. His book Use Your Difference To Make A Difference is based on how to connect and communicate in a cross-cultural world.

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