We all want to grow up in some sense. We all want all the belittling to stop. And we all want people to look up to us, not down. But there’s no shortcut. In order for us to be adults at last, we’ve got to be kids at first.
And we all want to know more. None of us likes being the dumbest person in the room. None of us likes people making fun of us because we don’t know as much as them. But there’s no shortcut. In order for us to be smart enough to teach something old, we’ve got to be stupid enough to learn something new.
To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.
There is no shortcut.