I read a piece recently about wisdom. I had to critique it. The author chose a series of actions set in different periods that all related to each other. One section was about a scientist who worked on researching and developing a chemical combination that another company “stole” to eventually create the atomic bomb. This lead to another section of an executive who was affected by this bomb on his way to a meeting about building a machine that would replace many human jobs called computers…
Anyway, it made me want to review the definition of the word wisdom.
Wisdom: The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
I love the combination of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
Sagacity is the quality of being sagacious--having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment.
Hmmm, good judgment, and mental discernment within a long, involved story (saga)?
My daughter has always had that natural value of discernment--with people, so hopefully, she can continue to use this quality as it applies to other areas while she grows in life.
Discernment eluded me in my earlier days. Yikes! Thankfully, I’ve improved.
So, does wisdom come at a cost, or does that happen if you only focus on one aspect?
In the story I read, everyone was only concerned with their part, unaware of the chain reaction affecting the bigger picture.
What about in your own life? Your household is made of parenting, consuming, and existing, which make up your long, involved story.
How are you living the definition of wisdom to set off a healthy chain reaction?
You're such a wise owl, I just know you are. :)
Thanks for being here.