Just some thoughts:
“I’m sixty-seven years older than you
how do you know what I want?”
A favorite movie of mine is “On Golden Pond.” Some great lines in that movie. One of the reoccurring themes in that movie is family relationships.
I love the line Henry Fonda says to his young grandson as they are preparing to go fishing. The grandson feels like he has just been “dumped” with his grandparents, not really wanted. “I might just take off and go up to Pureto Rico or Wyoming” The older generation I came from would say the kid “feels like he was being passed from pillar to post.” The boy says to his grandparents, “I know I’m really not wanted here.”
Forda listens to the boy and then throws a fishing vest to him and says, “I’m sixty-seven years older than you…how do you know what I want?”
I like that line…”How do you know what I want?” I think far too often in life we do that very thing to others. We look at a situation, a matter and we just figure out in our mind or we just assume what someone else is thinking or wants. Dangerous. I’d rather not have someone else figuring out for me what I want.
You know maybe a good thing to do is ask questions of another rather than make some statement about what you think they are thinking. As Fonda said, “How do you know what I’m thinking?”
Just ask rather than tell.
May 29, 2018
Posted August 23, 2018