My girlfriend is smart.
I’d like to say she’s smart for being my girlfriend, but it’s the other way around. I out-kicked my coverage when I met her. She’s very bright and will engage in conversations on a variety of subjects. If she’s not well-versed on the subject matter, she won’t fake it, but she will listen intently and try to provide feedback where valuable.
Once when we were talking, she referenced a quote she’d heard many times over the years. “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
I thought it was a great statement and have tried to learn its origin. It seems there’s dispute on who is responsible for it and I’m not going to get into that discussion here.
Regardless, I dug the quote and have even repeated it myself a few times when situations arose where I thought it applied.
It wasn’t until recently that I started to comprehend what it really means.Read More