From John Leland's new book, Happiness Is a Choice You Make (2018),
"Being an expert is exhausting. Being a student - letting go of your ego - is like sitting for a banquet at the best restaurant you'll ever visit." p. 7
Leland interviewed at length 6 of the oldest old - elders in their 80's and 90's - for this book, and they have some great things for us all to learn about how to live well. I love this idea of being a student -- and he's right, it does require us to let go of what we think, how we believe life is to be lived, and learn from those who have and are living it now!