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October 24, 2006

What is this thing called "Wisdom"?

There's a collection of cute quotations giving definitions; from Albert Einstein's, "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." to Harriet Beecher Stowe's thought: "Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done."

I prefer the latter. Certainly not because I'm skilled at it, but, rather, because I've seen so many folks that I foolishly considered mentally inferior who could untangle complicated tasks that baffled me.

How about: "wisdom is, at last - FINALLY, recognizing what we really don't know"?