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What shows that a person has wisdom?


 
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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 4 years ago

    Doesn't it go a bit deeper than just 'knowing things'? If that was all there was to wisdom, it wouldn't be worth striving for.


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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    It is true that an unwise person tends to cling on to his pride. He cannot accept any blow and refuses to learn the lesson. Wisdom entails benefiting from experience, as you so rightly put.

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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 4 years ago

    He who has wisdom does not speak for others, he speaks for himself. In other words: Why be someone else's mouthpiece if you've got a brain of your own?


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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    It's how we deal with things, indeed, cam8510. When we deal with problems with an even more negative reaction, that's not wisdom at all.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Yes, it's been an uncanny day, Patty! But it also means that we are destined to be friends! Your little boy is really intelligent. Yes, it's how you think, your life experience, and being able to embrace things no matter how tough, if necessary.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    True. We should always be confident of our own judgement. We never truly know everything...else we'd be omnipotent.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Being able to see things calmly, veering discomfort to comfort, determination and losing but raring to climb are all wise features, indeed.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    True. I try, though not completely successfully, to refrain from comment until I assess the situation. It's this impulsive tendency we have to get over.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Yup, embracing bad habits, etc....wouldn't be wise.

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    A wise man would have never gotten involved in the first place, heh.


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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Thanks for pointing out the difference between knowledge and wisdom, Astral Rose! We all have knowledge; whether we use what we know for the good is truly wise.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Yes, wisdom does not come with book knowledge alone but with experience! What we learn as we grow is the true nature of wisdom.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    LOL! Thanks for the amusing anecdote at the end, Neil. Spelling can cause much confusion! I dislike it when people are judgmental and show a lack of empathy. We should all know that we don't have all the answers.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Yes, being able to judge empathically and being humble enough to understand that we do not have all the answers.

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    AlexK2009 4 years ago

    The person who thinks before acting is usually labelled stupid by those who do not see the possible implications of their actions or even see alternatives. Thus the wise person will be seen as slow and stupid. The slow deep thinkers are often wise.


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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Listening...and seeing another person's views is truly wise. It is an unwise person who is quick to pass judgement because of a jaded viewpoint.


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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Yes. Embracing positivity is true wisdom.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Socialization and interpersonal skills truly make you wise.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Indeed, trying to make sense of a bad situation would be wise, Snoblet!

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    That's a truly wise answer, Darrell. Being positive in the application of knowledge is wise indeed. Look at the nature of war....many times, decisions made are not wise ones.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Pick your battles, that's try vveasey.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Learning from mistakes is wise!

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Agree with that, Nicholas. Wisdom and knowledge is different. A person say s" I can do something because I've learned..." and when faced with the actual task, knows not at all how to get things done!

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Making positive decisions and reactions, from my view, would be the wise thing to do.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Thanks for dropping by fpherj48! I like your statement that "freedom is not free..." Though we have freedom of speech, it's wise to be careful.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    I like this thought....sometimes, the person only wants you to listen and not really say anything. Sometimes speaking at the wrong time has a negative effect.

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Thanks dghbrh!! I agree with that, there's never an end to wisdom!

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Pity that many people fail to listen before speaking. Everyone wants their turn in the limelight! Thanks for coming by, Ann!

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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    True, wisdom is how you use knowledge.

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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 4 years ago

    Very eastern approach this. How about: what man fears most might do him less harm, it's the little things in life that can chisel away his security.

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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 4 years ago

    Didn't do her much good, did it? Two Kennedy brothers, one in charge of the FBI - might as well have been the Gestapo with McCarthy in charge - the other running the country with Kruschev looking over his left shoulder!


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    Michelle Liew (midget38) 4 years ago

    Hi Keith, thanks for coming by! The truly wise is calm and controlled. It's the impulsivity that's a little harder to negotiate!