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Wiki defines wisdom as:
sagacity - sapience - prudence - intelligence - learning
Wonderful but....what does it all mean? These are mere words and, no. 1 actually says '...the quality of being wise'. Right, so if you don't know what wisdom is, you are not going to know what 'wise' is either, are you?
The main question is of course, how do you get it? Is it really the years of accumulated knowledge that makes you wise? I know some very wise 10 year olds for instance, so it can't be just time.
What makes any of the above definitions 'wise' as opposed to just plain, simple common sense? Good judgment is surely a personal thing, in that you acted on YOUR judgment for the good as you believe. Is wisdom a personal thing then? Does a wealth of knowledge make you wise? You can acquire a huge amount of knowledge in a 'criminal' way but would anyone use the word wisdom in THAT regard?
Seems to me that wisdom is one of those nebulous words that implies a vast and profound definition but which actually says nothing at all.
Here endeth today's snippet of wisdom.
Blessed be x
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