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“You know, it’s not the strongest or the smartest person but the one who’s most flexible that survives, right?” – Often mistakenly attributed to Charles Darwin, paraphrased by my mom

My mom isn’t one to straight-up dish out advice to her children. Typically she lets us talk through our issues and then prompts us with questions that guide us to clarity, preferring to allow us to find solutions on our own. But there is one particular nugget of wisdom I can recall her openly admonishing on several occasions: “As I grow older, I’m continually gaining knowledge. It would make sense for that knowledge to accumulate or at least bolster


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifteen

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