"When I was a child I spoke as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit, in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men." I Corinthians 13:11; 14:20
Children have strong desires for things that are important to them. They may desire a simple toy and become
very angry if they do not get it. To adults, this item has no value but to children it may be very important. As we grow older
and wiser, we can see that things that had at one time great importance are in retrospect of no greater importance than that
toy. At that time it seemed important to us, because we lacked wisdom that only comes with maturity.
When you are absolutely certain that something you want is most vital, stop and think about something in
the past which you now realize was trivial, and learn from your experiences. Don’t become frustrated and enraged when
you are denied something you strongly desire.
Although we cannot have tomorrow's wisdom today, we can utilize the wisdom of others who have been in the
situation, which now confronts us. They may help us gain more realistic values to our desires.