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I'm joining Patricia at Patricia's Place for In Other Words
where the current writing prompt is the following quotation by Bill Nye:
"Everyone you ever meet knows something that you don't."
When I read this quote it testifies to the fact that there is always something to learn from another. With each relationship we have in life, be it short or long-term, there are things we can learn and are meant to learn.
Sometimes those lessons come in the form of examples - how to conduct ourselves, what kind of character traits to manifest (or not). Sometimes the lessons provide direction - where we might want to live or what career might suit us. Sometimes they are history lessons, connecting us to our family and the past, and sometimes they are "how to" lessons that teach us new skills or forms of creativity.
But the lessons I treasure the most are the unanticipated ones... the ones we learn from complete strangers in walks of life often far different from our own that humble us and show us what it's like to walk in another's shoes.