Have you noticed that as you get older, youth is everywhere? You may have even caught yourself wondering how some of them are old enough to drive. It’s terrifying. We don’t need a fountain of youth. We have plenty of them. Instead, we need a fountain of “smart.” Think about it. Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

Today’s generation of youth is in desperate need of guidance. They’re following the latest TikTok trends where they’re chowing down on detergent pods and baking chicken that’s been soaked in cough medicine. Come on, folks. We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Fountain of youth jokes never get old.

The older I get, the more I realize that we need a fountain of smart. If everyone was a bit smarter, think about how great the world could be. Maybe, then, I could make it through one store without muttering under my breath about those around me. Probably not, though. That’s just wishful thinking.

I’m thankful for the life I’ve had, but I can’t help but feel a bit cheated. Youth seems to be wasted on the young. So many of the young are just hanging out in their parents’ basements, playing video games. They don’t know what many of us would do to be 20 and carefree again.

I’m not saying I wasn’t young and stupid once. I was. But I’m no longer there. It turns out that to be old and wise, being young and stupid first is a prerequisite. Like they say: live and learn. Oh, and how I’ve learned!



I May Have Found the Fountain of Youth

In an effort to relive my youth, I may have stumbled upon the fountain of youth. It looks and tastes a lot like vodka. When I want to be more sophisticated about it, I toss in a few olives for good measure. That’s when I’m young and stupid again in the blink of an eye, but we won’t talk about that.

Now that I’m older and wiser, I’ve learned that there’s no sense in wishing for something that’s never going to happen. I know that there’s no magic fountain that will turn back the hands of time. That’s okay. I’ll welcome every wrinkle that shows up. It proves that I’ve lived a good life.

Fountain Youth

When you see today’s youth, they’re wrinkle-free. And that’s proof that they haven’t yet lived. They haven’t made their mistakes, which means that they haven’t learned everything they need to learn.

And if you have kids, don’t try to bubble-wrap them. They have to make their own mistakes. The sooner the better, too. There’s nothing worse than a bunch of 20-something adults making the mistakes they should have made when they were in their teens.

The real fountain of youth is learning how to live life to the fullest. Age is but a number. 40 is the new 20. 50 is the new 30. And yes, 60 is the new 40. Who cares how old you are? There’s no rule that says you have to give up having fun just because of the year you were born. And don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Throughout Sherman Country, fun is year-round. You can fish in the spring, ATV in the summer, hunt in the fall, and snowmobile through the winter. Buy the toys. Have the fun. Drink the beer. By embracing your youthful side, you can pretend as though you’ve found the fountain of youth.

With more toys, you can have more fun. If you find that you don’t have room for your toys, it might be time to explore a pole barn for storage. Don’t simply say that you have to grow up because you don’t have the space for all of your ride-ons and gear. That’s your inner adult trying to ruin all your fun. Invest in more toys every year. Sherman has pole barns of every size, so you never have to truly grow up. Makes sense, right? See. Getting older really does mean getting wiser.

Wise Owl

I’m Getting Wiser

I’m getting wiser, but I’m also getting crankier. I don’t have the patience that I used to, especially when it comes to dealing with the younger generation. I wish that they could tap into a fountain of smart and save us all a lot of time and energy.

Since there’s no such fountain yet (I’m holding out hope that Elon Musk or someone figures something out), I focus on what I can control.

Youth is given to us. Experience we pay for.

Here’s one thing I can control: quality erections. Whoa, let’s not go there. I’m talking about quality buildings, constructed to the highest standards. I don’t want something that’s going to fall down in a winter storm or a summer windstorm.

Sherman Country is known for its crazy weather, and I need to make sure that I’m prepared for everything. It’s why I trust Sherman Pole Buildings. Sherman is known for its quality erections.

It’s all about applying that older and wiser knowledge to the pole barn industry. Steel buildings are capable of withstanding all of the elements in Sherman Country, whether you’re talking about Kansas, Minnesota, or Wisconsin. And Sherman takes the pole barn construction to another level with all sorts of customizations.

Whether you want a pole barn for an ag building, a residential home, or a commercial property, it can be done.

When I was younger, I would have thought that traditionally constructed buildings were the only option. And I would have overpaid, too. Now, I’m wiser. A pole barn is the way to go. And even if you haven’t found a fountain of smart, the least I can do is impart this knowledge to you, too.

If you choose a Sherman pole building, it will be as if you found the right fountain. You can make a great choice with a well-constructed building and get an amazing price. Live and learn, right?

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