Roadblocks To Wisdom – Not Asking Why. . .
“You can tell whether a person is clever by their answers. You can tell whether a person is wise by their questions.” — Naguib Mahfouz
Ursula M. Staudinger, the director of the Robert. N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University and a pioneer in wisdom studies, confirms that you cannot achieve personal wisdom without the ability to look beyond yourself. Take in the world on a grander scale and ponder why things are the way they are. You don’t need to be religious, spiritual or scientific – just curious.
What’s necessary is a realization that there is reality beyond what we are presented – the world we grow to know and cling to so dearly is often much more than we realize.
Peace and Love, Jim