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I am a seeker of the truth. Honesty & Integrity are very important to me. I am a student of life who Loves to learn from Life and friends. I live by a system of values and honorable principles. I am a harmony seeking idealist. I am keen to understand others,and what makes them tick.I seek ways to improve my mental ability.

Friday, 24 February 2017

How do we gain Wisdom,why do we need it, and When do we use it? (part one)

What is Wisdom?

Quotes are taken from the book 1001 Ways to Wisdom

Wisdom is more than Knowledge.

Knowledge which is divided into three domains, Personal, Propositional, and Procedural.

 Personal Knowledge is based on the first-hand experience,
 Procedural relies on the first-hand truth about the world as we see it 
 and Propositional is based on things we learn, like how to do something like baking a cake, riding a  bike.

Wisdom, is the ability to think using knowledge, personal experience, understanding, Judgement, Intelligence, Insight and Common sense.



How do we gain Wisdom; why do we need it; and when do we use it?

It is not knowledge that makes us wise, it is knowing how to use that knowledge.

Knowledge can exist without Wisdom, but not the other way around. One can be knowledgeable without having wisdom. Wisdom is the appropriate application of knowledge. For example, Knowledge is learning the ten commandments. Wisdom is following them.


Wisdom 


Wisdom is not the same as knowledge,
A person may know a lot but be a fool.
In the same way, a simple man may be
profoundly wise


It is better to know yourself than those that speak of you.


Wisdom is a deep understanding of people, events, and situations. It requires control over one's emotional reaction, so that reason and knowledge, not passion determine one's actions.


Philosophy, according to the Greeks, is the love of wisdom.


Wise men and wise women

You will know when you come across a wise woman because others will go to her for advice.

A wise man never speaks of his wisdom unless he is asked to do so

Quote: - Knowing others is intelligence
Knowing yourself is true wisdom
Mastering others is strength
Mastering yourself is true power
Tao Te Ching

So to sum up Wisdom is;acceptance,gratitude,attentiveness,kindness,patience,commitment,wonder,insight,empathy,respect,integrity,joy,intelligence,courage,equanimity,co-operation,serenity,honesty,curiosity,openness,and many other qualities.

Time ripens all things; no person is born wise. Cervantes



To gain the path to wisdom See Part two


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