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January 6, 2020

Just Ask

By Josh Mitteldorf

You can always borrow wisdom, you know-- Don't feel you have to figure it all out. Surely you know someone whose thoughts about This question you trust, eager to bestow Her sage advice on your receptive heart. Excuse yourself for not being all-wise Embrace another's wisdom in the guise That it appears; suffice it that you're smart Enough to recognize in whom to vest The sacred trust that only you can grant.

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You can always borrow wisdom, you know--
Don't feel you have to figure it all out.
Surely you know someone whose thoughts about
This question you trust, eager to bestow
Her sage advice on your receptive heart.
Excuse yourself for not being all-wise
Embrace another's wisdom in the guise
That it appears; suffice it that you're smart
Enough to recognize in whom to vest
The sacred trust that only you can grant.
Your willingness to let her voice supplant
Your own is fact sufficient to attest
Your worthiness and faith. So now you must
Put doubt aside, let fate reward your trust.

-- JJM (#4 in the I Ching Sonnet Project)


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Authors Bio:


Josh Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, blogs on aging at http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com. Read how to stay young at http://AgingAdvice.org.

Educated to be an astrophysicist, he has branched out from there to mathematical modeling in a variety of areas, including evolutionary ecology and economics. He has taught mathematics, statistics, and physics at several universities. He is an avid amateur pianist, and father of two adopted Chinese girls, now grown. He travels to Beijing each year to work with a lab studying the biology of aging. His book on the subject is "Cracking the Aging Code", http://tinyurl.com/y7yovp87.



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