Wisdom comes from grasping the cycles of our past experiences, relating them to the present, and using that knowledge to prepare for the future. Taking responsibility for our actions and emotions is critical: children blame others for their feelings. Adults know that their perceptual filters control their inner world if they are not VERY careful. Knowledge is the points on a circle, wisdom is intuiting the radius and being able to project the curve beyond the point of sight. This is why children can be very smart, but only rarely wise. And also why their wisdom, when it comes, can be so startling and deep.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Posted by Steven Barnes at 8:11 AM