You did something stupid before...even though you knew better. You were defiant before...even if it was only on the inside or in your thoughts. You thought you knew what was best for you before...even though a much wiser person may have already told you different. You were so dense at one time that you couldn't see the forest for the trees. Think about it...this was you at one time in your life.
Patience is a virtue that is very trying and/or difficult to obtain. When you see someone in their younger years don't be so quick to give up or throw in the towel. He/she may be going through one of the same kinds of moments you had so many of during your own younger years. Simply have a quiet moment and reflect; then offer some wise words as advice. Just pray that they listen & hear those words.
Never be so old that you forget that you too were once young, stubborn, and dense...even if only in your thoughts. Be there...don't give up on the ones going through their younger years. They need you.
Its's beautiful to be you, simply beautiful.