March 22, 2023

Five Qualities of Wisdom

Posted on February 24, 2010 by in Health

According to Henry Alford, the author of “How To Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth.)” Paraphrased from the To The Best of Our Knowledge podcast called Aging: Dying Young As Late As Possible.

1. Reciprocity — Treat other people as you treat yourself…

2. Doubt — you might know plenty but there is always something new to learn, something unexpected, the unknown unknowns.

3. Non-attachment. Things don’t always play out the way you plan. Go with the flow. Man plans and God laughs.

4. Discretion — knowing when not to act when not to speak.

5. Social conscious – no man is an island. Looking out for number one is slick and savvy, but it isn’t wisdom.

I’m not so sure about #5…sounds like an endorsement of communism…but then again…I’m not wise yet and could very well be wrong.

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