Experience Cultivates Discernment

This excerpt is from a post that explores the difference between discernment and inflexibility as it pertains to aging. I recommend the entire post, which is linked below.

People sometimes believe elders made a choice years ago and refuse to try anything new. They are wrong. We are not inflexible at all. What we are is discerning.

We have had decades of making poor choices to arrive at what are the best and most satisfying for us. New is not always better and if it is, older folks have had more years than younger ones yet to make that judgment.

–Ronni Bennett, Time Goes By: What It’s Really Like to Get Older

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