I want to know.
When you hear the word wisdom, what do you think?
Our friends at Merriam-webster.com say its:
- ability to discern inner qualities and relationships: insight
- good sense: judgement
- generally accepted belief
- accumulated philosophical or scientific learning: knowledge
- a wise attitude, belief or course of action
- the teaching of the ancient wise men
Now let’s look at antonyms from thesaurus.com
It’s all well and good to have definitions of things, but what do you think wisdom actually is? How do you define it?
If you had to give me a synonym or antonym, what word would you choose?
What do I think wisdom is?
Hmmm…that’s a really good question…
I think wisdom is the ability to look at something, to take away any biases that one may have, and see what is true and what is important. It’s to strip away the garbage, and figure out what the real lesson is and what matters the most, and what will be most important in the long run. To me, it’s more to do with insight. A wise person figures out what matters most. I think the opposite of wisdom most closely lies with ignorance.
Am I a wise person?
About some things, sure. About other things? Not even a small letter w makes it to the plate…but I am wise enough to know that I really know nothing in the scheme of things…I just talk a good game…