Listening to her sing, I think, "She certainly doesn't sound 21. She sounds much older." And then I listen to the lyrics.
Yeah, she's definitely young.
The song that makes me think that is "Someone Like You." Take a listen:
It's a beautiful song. After a heartbreak (of which I've had one or two in my day), that's definitely something I'd think. This heartbreak won't get to me. I'll find someone like you and be happy. But as I got older, the sentiment changed. It became: Well, I don't want anyone like you. I want someone different, since this clearly didn't work.
I think listening to that song and thinking, "Boy, she's young," is the first time I've actually felt old. Jeepers.
Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. - Job 12:12
"With age comes wisdom" and all that. I don't think I'm old enough to be considered wise, by any means. But I may be wise enough for somebody. Sometimes our experiences lend themselves to helping others along. A few of the paths I've chosen have made me able to say to someone else, "I see the path you're about to go down. I don't recommend it. I've been there." Whether or not he or she listens is something else entirely.
But because of the experience of sharing that with someone else, I actually look for that in times of trouble. I think, "Boy, I'll be able to warn someone else about this pitfall." If nothing else good comes of a situation, perhaps that is what will: wisdom you can impart to someone else about to make the same mistake.
So, Adele—I don't know you. I don't know this guy you're singing about. (But if it's the same guy who thinks he should have a cut of the money you've made off the songs about him, I'll bet I can make a few guesses as to his character.) But get someone the complete opposite of whoever broke your heart. You deserve better. Trust me; I've been there. I found someone who was the opposite of the other guys I've dated, and he's the love of my life.
Oh, and I have I mentioned that unsolicited advice is often unwelcome, regardless of the wisdom contained therein? But I figure Adele will never read this, anyway, so I'm safe.
What unique wisdom can you impart, based on situations you've been in? I can always use a good warning! In October, I'm going to have "Wise Wednesdays." If you have godly wisdom you can share with my readers, send me your post idea at TheLazyChristian at yahoo.com. Obviously, there aren't that many Wednesdays in October, but if you've got a good idea, I can always use it as a Friendly Friday post. Or if I get a lot, I may keep it going through November, too. So send me your wisdom, oh wise people!