Listen to what the people in your life are saying. If you dismiss things out of hand because they are not what you are used to hearing, you may miss some real gems. That kid in your life may be wise beyond his years – don’t miss it because you are unwilling to really listen to what he has to say. Don’t make the assumption that just because someone is younger than you, they don’t have a handle on reality. They may have a better grasp than you do, and if you don’t listen you will never know.