February 8, 2019
You can teach anyone to be healthy and wealthy. Wise, not so much.
Wisdom comes from an inquiring mind asking the right questions. Power questions directed to the right people can open the windows of your mind.
The trouble with wisdom is that there is no finish lines. You always keep learning. It reminds me of a book title, If You Meet The Buddha On The Road, Kill Him. Evil can be disguised. No meaning or wisdom that comes from without us is real.
Learn by seeking to first understand yourself. Self-evaluation is so difficult. Mistakes from the past well up in our minds, whether or not these memories are accurate or not. Transparency begins at home.
Be humble in new situations. As Socrates said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Think before you act. In this fast paced world, taking time out to think is a luxury few of us avail ourselves to. Take as much time as you need to deliberate on a problem before making a decision.
Act according to your values. Learn from your mistakes.
“Knowledge is the accumulation of facts and information. Wisdom is the synthesis of knowledge and experiences into insights that deepen one’s understanding of relationships and the meaning of life. In other words, knowledge is a tool, and wisdom is the craft in which the tool is used.”