Get Something Better Than What You Want
The Role of Wisdom in Life
Wisdom allows you to do what will help your life and not to do what will hinder your life or you will regret.
Becoming Wise in Life
Benefiting from what you have and what you do not have, including adversity, means that you are becoming wise in life. Benefiting others and the world means that you are becoming wise in life.
Wise and Wiser
If you grow wise, you benefit from what you have and what you do not have including adversity. If you grow wiser, you benefit others and the world.
The Wise and the Foolish
Those who know their ignorance are the wise. Those who do not know their ignorance are the ignorant. Those who do not know their ignorance but believe they are wise are the foolish.
From Ignorance to Wisdom
Ignorance leads to foolishness. Foolishness leads to pain. Pain leads to wisdom.
Growth and Ignorance 2
If you grow a little, you know your ignorance a little. If you grow a lot, you know your ignorance a lot. If you haven’t grown up yet, it is very difficult for you to know how ignorant you are.
The Role of Wisdom in Getting What You Want
Wisdom allows you to get something better than what you want. Without wisdom, you get what you want and regret it.
Wisdom About Having
Benefiting from everything you have and everything you do not have including adversity is wisdom. Not knowing how to benefit from them is ignorance.
Wisdom About Life
Learning from your life is wisdom. Not knowing what to learn from your life is ignorance. Not being able to learn from your repeated life lessons is foolishness.
Mice Wisdom and Human Wisdom
For mice, not eating poisonous food is wisdom. For humans, not having poisonous thoughts is wisdom.
Knowledge and Wisdom
Knowledge can be destructive without wisdom.
Knowledge and Wisdom 2
If knowledge is power, wisdom is a tamer that tames knowledge to be beneficial rather than destructive.
source: New Direction Archive