This question is one of the latest Plinky Prompts and so it got me thinking of one thing my father always told me when I was a child and upset about some disappointment or other.
“It’s a long road that has no turning” is what he used to say and it was the only piece of advice I ever remember hearing from him. I think what he was trying to tell me is that the story wasn’t over yet and that life continually changes and unfolds. I have found that has been so true in my life and a lesson that has been repeated over and over again, although I haven’t always believed it at the time.
There is a chinese parable about an old man and his horse. The story often appears in books to illustrate the point that we are not always able to see what is ultimately good or bad in any given situation until some time has passed. While we live life forwards, we can only really understand it backwards.
So how about you, what’s the best advice you’ve ever received?