Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment. The quality of being wise or having wisdom is not something that can be obtained overnight, purchased Online or taught during evening class.
Wisdom is a human condition. A human condition that is gained from living life and learning from all of life’s experiences, pursuing knowledge by acquiring facts and seeking knowledge from others who are wise and knowledgeable, and from continually making good and sound judgment calls based on life experiences and knowledge gained.
Wisdom needs to go beyond just thoughts and good intent, it needs to be out into action. By making good judgement calls and acting on one’s life experiences and knowledge gained, wisdom becomes more than just an idea; it becomes a way of life.
“Wisdom is knowing what to do; Virtue is doing it” ~ David Star Jordan
There are no quick steps to obtaining wisdom, no 5 step guides to follow or workshops to attend, gaining wisdom is a life time pursuit. This is why many say that grey hair is a sign of wisdom.
“Patience is the companion of wisdom” ~ St. Augustine
But don’t think that being wise is only for those who have many years behind them. Wisdom comes from an intentful pursuit to learn from life experiences; so have many. Wisdom comes from an intentful pursuit of knowledge; so acquire all you can. Wisdom comes from an intentful pursuit good judgement; so be mindful of that.
“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself” ~ Tom Wilson
The best place to start one’s quest of gaining wisdom is to be around the wise. Observe, listen and learn from wise men and women and you will be surprised how wisdom starts to become your human condition.
“When wisdom speaks, be silent. Don’t waste your candle when the sun is there” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan