In a variety of contexts, over more than a decade I have been privileged to build community with and among college students. And among all the gifts of that, this is one of my very favorite aspects:
I have watched people grow from being teenagers to becoming legit experts concerning so many things.
In a combination of academic study, vocational work, and life experience, these folks I know are now experts in so many different areas. I learn a lot from them. Regularly, I bring my own curiosity questions to them. Occasionally, I facilitate information between them: “Oh, I know some who would know that. I’ll ask!”
I love this.