Dear Annabella,

What a terrific article! Much truth!

You are completely right about education — if people want to learn, the world becomes their teacher! And if they don’t, not even the most prestigious universities will be able to teach them a damn thing! (One of my favorite jokes: You can always tell a Harvard man. But you can’t tell him much.)

And no one else can make you happy, happiness only comes from within. No other person, no pet & no child can — you don’t get a partner, a child or a cat to fulfill you, you get them (if you want them) BECAUSE you are complete. And, funnily enough, because you are complete, you don’t NEED them, you may just WANT them.

But you said all of that better than I just did. Wise woman!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.