The Problem With Mentors When You Are Young

The person who said the thing that so inspired you may no longer believe it. Their conviction–the one that set you on your present course–may have changed.

What then?

Is our certainty about our present course dependent upon some opinion, uttered in context, that we have fixed in time, even though the figure who shared it with us has very likely grown and changed since that time?

People change. Ideas should too.