No Longer Able To Provide A Bad Example

Old people like to give advice as solace for no longer being able to provide a bad example. — Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld.

Sometimes I can’t help myself. I’m around my children and now my grandchildren and I find myself offering advice, guidance, or sometimes telling them what to do and not do. I should carry around the above quote in my wallet to remind myself every time I open my mouth.

Part of becoming wiser with time is learning to offer one’s opinion when asked, and not before.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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