Friday, 12 April 2013
A-Z Challenge of Being Fabulous and Fit After 50 K is for Knowledge
Although there are some things they will just have to experience by themselves, make their own mistakes and gain their own knowledge.
How many books have we all read over the years, both fiction and non fiction? How many exams have we all had to endure to prove we retained the information given?
I love when my daughter asks for my advice on how to cook something or toddler boy wants to know about dinosaurs (no, I wasn't around then) or wild animals. It empowers, being able to answer most of their questions and makes you feel valuable and important,especially when we sometimes don't feel valued as older members of society. You can also resort to asking Google if your knowledge falls short on a particular subject.
I still remember knowledge passed down to me from my mum or teachers at school.
1.How to make a white sauce
2.How to lay a table for dinner.
3.How to bath a baby.
4. How to sew.
All very practical and probably not what children learn today.
1.How to love and look after books.
2. How to knit
3.Never go out with wet hair.
4. Ner cast a clout til May is oot. (don't put away your winter clothes until June)
5. To appreciate what I have and don't ask for the stars as well.
6. Always breathe in the sea air deeply as it would clear my chest.
As you can see she was always thinking of my health.
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.