Not much time to write a long blog, but having tripped upon the movie Men in Black (again), there’s a few lines in the movie that hit home. Fair warning … I kinda wrote about this 8 years ago.
8 years is a long ass time to try to remember what you wrote in the past … so just deal with it, umkay?
Yes, Men In Black is a comedy … but y’all know that comedies can teach good lessons.
Take one of the early lines Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) shares with Jay (Will Smith). He says,
A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.
Prior to this weekend, I thought I knew how to let my daughter go off on her own. She’s off to her week as a member of the Girl Scouts Governor’s Honor Guard on Mackinac Island.
I thought I knew.
Didn’t know squat. Almost became a complete mess when her boat left for the Island. Later on, almost became another complete mess when I saw her in action at the Fort, manning her station by the French flag on the main walkway.
Imagine what I’m gonna learn a few years from now when she walks across a stage to get a piece of paper and then heads off to college.
Yeah … just imagine that.
Imagine what you’re gonna learn tomorrow because you just knew what you know today?