When we think about knowledge, we imagine a large number of facts, discoveries or understandings that increases in size with the passage of time. For instance, over the past century medicine has developed antibiotics, vaccinations and a host of other therapies and technologies that keep us alive and well.
Physics now includes black holes, dark matter, quarks and a variety of other unimaginable realities that have expanded our understanding of the the universe.
Every category of knowledge continues to systematically increase in size except for one: wisdom. For unlike other categories that comprise the components of ourselves and our world, wisdom reflects our ability to live intelligently, make good decisions and find meaning and purpose. It’s about seeing patterns and understanding consequences.
And since the issues which we have to deal with don’t change – growing, relating, emoting, working, parenting, etc. – how to successfully deal with all of these facets of our lives also remains constant. Wisdom is learning how to “live smart”, and it will always be just that!
Wisdom: Learning How to Live Smart