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What does it mean to grow as you grow older?

As I grow to an older age, what does it mean to become a more wise person. How do I develop my wisdom and become a better person through all the noise that surrounds us.

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Nicolas’s Answer

If you want to grow you need to own and take care of your responsibilities. What it really means is to endure through struggle and uncomfortable times. Without this pain you will never see the benefit of growth. A lot of people tend to have everything set in stone so to speak and be comfortable all the time. You will never see growth there because there is no difference in the old you and new you. There has to be some type of effort put forth and effort is struggle and uncomfortability. You could say, "Well these people have more than me so they must show effort." That is not the case. At a time in my life when I was young it was effortless, yes but was I growing from the experiences? If you're seeing your life as a struggle or uncomfortable now most likely if you put in the effort you will live effortlessly in the future and vica versa.
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Yasmin’s Answer

Hello Abhinav,
what an excellent question!
Wisdom does not necessarily come with age, but it correlates to the degree of courage we have to be truly honest with ourself and listen to what our heart tells us because it always knows the Truth.
In more practical terms: we can grow from every single situation we encounter - we either succeed in what we set out to do or we learn, so there are no failures in life, only opportunities to expand our knowledge - don't ever be afraid to try out new things to broaden your horizon, regardless at what age.
All the very best to you, stay curious - life teaches us all we need to know if we just pay attention with all our senses.
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Ann’s Answer

Abhinav, what a GREAT question! When you're young or just beginning your educational or career journey, it might be difficult to interpret what that means. I'll tell you what it means to me, as an older person who's been in business for many, many years.

You can always learn something new.

Reflect on any mistakes and learn from them.

If someone offers to help you with something, let them. Their approach may be different from yours, and it may be even better.

Observe others while they work and explore their different working/communication styles - you'd be surprised how valuable this is.

Take criticism with a grain of salt - meaning, listen to what they say, think about it, and if you agree, thank them for their feedback. If you disagree, ask them to talk it out with you.

Always be humble. Practice empathy, especially if someone treats you poorly and that behavior is unusual for them. You never know why someone reacts the way they do. Perhaps they received bad news, are having a horrible day, are copying with something difficult, etc.

Hope this helps! Reach out if I can help any further on this. I'm not old, but much older than most of my work peers who are in their 20s. :)
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