Should elders take advice from the young?

In our society wisdom is often regarded as the preserve of the elders who have grown wizened white hairs over the years. In fact, it is said that what an elder sees sitting down a youth cannot see standing.

While that is often true, some times wisdom choses to speak through the young ones.

If you doubt me, ask Chief Subomi Balogun who built FCMB, one of Nigeria’s most successful private banks based on advice from his then toddler son.

Imagine if he hadn’t listened to the toddler’s advice in a troubled time. So as they say, when a child washes his hands well, he will eat with elders.

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