The nature of wisdom

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  1. cheaptrick profile image72
    cheaptrickposted 6 years ago

    What is the nature of wisdom?
    How do we know when we encounter it?
    Do we know if and when we have attained wisdom?
    Is seeking wisdom simply grasping at smoke?
    Remember the lyric from Kansas
    "And if I say that I'm a wise man,it surly means that I don't know"

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      IMO, we know it when we feel it, we feel it when we allow it, we allow it when our eyes are open, our eyes are open when we have wisdom. What I'm saying is it's always inside us but is often obscured by the experiences of the outside. And 'it' is not necessarily one lump of wisdom. It can be loosed in bits until what's inside overrides the outside.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You are wise. smile

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the follow, BTW. And it's about damn time, Mr.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile

            1. cheaptrick profile image72
              cheaptrickposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Hey PDS,we no you've got some...so how about a glimpse?My printer's still on.

      2. cheaptrick profile image72
        cheaptrickposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Out standing take on it.My printer is printing.[seriously]

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks. In the immortal words of the psychiatrist in Two and a Half Men, "sometimes I get a little wood on the ball."

    2. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "For even the very wise cannot see all ends."

      - Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien, 1954)

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        True, that.

      2. cheaptrick profile image72
        cheaptrickposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Nice.Reminds me of the human dot on the infinite continuum of existence idea.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Wisdom comes and goes. For me lately, it's mostly been gone.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I, too, have noticed that you haven't been around with the big answers like you used to a year or so ago. What's up? You out chasing your wisdom?

      1. Druid Dude profile image59
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Knowing that the self knows nothing is just the beginning of wisdom. Life is a lesson we learn until we draw our last breath, and, in the long run, every answer just asks a new question. Everything is knowable, but we will never know everything.

 
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