“You’re wise beyond your years”

What is it about young people who have a questioning outlook on life that makes them seem older than they are?

We have it backwards. The phrase should be, “your wise behind your years.” That you’re wise because you’ve kept that questioning outlook on life which comes so easily to children.

The irony here is that we tend to think that people older than us have it all figured out. So why do we say this about people who’ve admitted that they don’t?



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