One of the benefits of youth is sheer speed, going full force into the unknown without worry or compromise. We don’t think of the consequences until we fall flat on our faces again and again.

This is how we gain wisdom.

One of the products of wisdom is understanding pacing, timing, reasoning, and risk assessment.

We may not be able to “top out” our speed as we did as kids but we’ve learned why that isn’t necessary and there are alternative angles to approach a situation from.

Where we lack speed we’ve gained wisdom.

Speed gave us the chance to explore and uncover a new world for ourselves.

Wisdom has kept us from falling into too many traps.

Both are valuable for their own purposes.