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The art of wisdom

Wisdom is the art of making better decisions. If you'd like to develop a wiser mindset, here's 5 wise insights for you.
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Wisdom is the art of making better decisions. If you’d like to develop a wiser mindset, here’s 5 wise insights for you.

  • Wisdom in Greek is sophia—a word given to the skill and craft of the navigator who steers the boat. The wise navigator steers well and his wisdom is the skill with which he makes minor adjustments to counter the vagaries of water, wind, and weight.
  • Wisdom is a measure of how judiciously you choose between the things you like to do that give you bad results and the things you don’t like to do that give you good results.
  • Wisdom is conscious intelligence that applies intelligence and creativity when situated in a value system of achievement towards a common good.
  • Wisdom consists in one’s ability to see through and beyond individual uniqueness and specialisation into those structures that relate us to our common humanity.
  • Wisdom seeks real solutions that balance various self-interests with the interests of others and with accountability towards one’s place, environment, or even God. Wisdom then is not the knowledge of many things, but the perception of unity between disparate interests.

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