There is a difference between knowing something with one’s head versus knowing it with one’s heart. Experience suggests it does not matter which comes first. If one is intentionally looking, discovery begins with the mind. Heart knowledge often happens first with recognition only following with the benefit of time.
As I listened to others discuss the topic of the moment, I was taken back to the time I was the age of one of the participants. I wish I could say I had the answers they were looking for. I realized that my insights are specific the context of the time, the priorities of everyone involved, and my values. I think they are meaningful. The but is this; in many ways, I do not think they automatically apply to anyone else. They are just one man’s story, one man’s memories of the experience of a time and place.