Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Experience brings Wisdom

"We cannot assume that, by gathering more and more "facts" a person necessarily gains understanding and wisdom about his life and the world in which in lives." -Harold H. Titus/Marilyn S. Smith

We can certainly appreciate listening to someone that has mastered something. We might ask ourselves, how did he become so wise? Some are wise at a specific subject at an earlier age than others. Why is that?

Wisdom doesn’t come with age - it comes with experience. The only reason why we associate wisdom with age, or time, is because it takes time to acquire experience.
Someone that doesn’t do anything worthwhile with his time will not acquire relevant experience and therefor will not be wise as much as someone who deliberately thrive to improve.

The time it takes to acquire wisdom in anything can be shortened depending on your discipline. There are a set of rules that one must follow to acquire wisdom. Those are:
  • Focus - Find out what you want to be wise in. You only have 24h in a day and a set amount of days. What do you want to master? Found out what it is for you.
  • Study - Obviously, learning about the area you want to be wise in is a must.
  • Practice/Do - Books can only teach you so much about anything. At one point or another you will have to test out what you've learned to see what works and what doesn't.
  • Teach - There's no better way to learn something than when you have to teach it to someone else. Formulate what you've learned in a way that will be easily understood by the generation that follows yours.

In what areas do you want to be wise in?

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