Philosophical years

On my last holiday I met a great man. It was a business man, a man with ears made for music, but also with ears made for listening. We talked about business and we talked about life and how you might be successfull and happy at the same time. I guess we were reflecting on his life but also on mine and what it can become. 

There were many things we discussed but one thing sticked. And that was that he also had a period in his life which he called his philosophical years. I loved the idea that this great man also questioned mankind’s ideas for life when he was younger and also had to find his own path. 

Isn't that what our lives are all about? 

I never knew how to call this period in my life. Now I know. 

Willem IJssel de Schepper