When I was in seventh grade, Mr Batanian – psychology teacher, athletic director of the school, car salesman, father of a large number of really fine kids, stood up in the auditorium and said: “You kids and all this I don’t know who I am. Well I’ve got news for you. Find out who you are and where you’re going and get there by the time you’re thirty-five.”

I’ve always remembered that advice, though it took me a bit longer, and it might be time once again for some more traveling. But I’ve altered it a bit to:

“Life is a journey, try to find some comfortable shoes by thirty-five.”

Happy travels.


14 Comments on “Polonius-isms”

  1. […] Bill – I know this man for a while now. He tells himself as my honorary dad and I absolutely adore him and his wisdom. His blog (bwthoughts) is all about the best things and experiences with a ‘lesson’. His posts (his thoughts) are not too lengthy and superb!! He and his blog has helped me learn so much about life. Discussions with him are fun. I can’t thank him enough for being such a great influence. I loved his recent post Polonius-isms. […]

  2. Kristi says:

    I still got some time then.😊 no pressure at all. Good one!😎

  3. SaBiscuit says:

    Mr Batanian? I’m in love with him because he kept the name. And I did the “all that” by thirty. After that, it was version 2.0 Director’s Cut 3-D own it now on Blu Ray. Thanks for this.

  4. Shannon says:

    Glad I’ve still got time!

  5. globalunison says:

    I will keep that in mind!! Thank you for sharing — you are so awesome!


  6. Resa says:

    It took me a bit longer…. but I hated giving up high-heels for sneakers. Okay, I switch around, and haven’t given up much! “LOL”

  7. Clanmother says:

    Loving the journey!!!

  8. I love this Bill – great advice – both versions! ❤
    Diana xo

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