Monday, March 5, 2018

Wisdom

The stick I picked for this week is, "Wisdom." Whenever I think of wisdom I think of an old man, white beard, calm and serene. People in his family, town, and community come to him for sage advice. When I was younger, I probably thought wisdom or being wise meant being smart.

Now I see wisdom as a deeper type of intelligence. An intelligence you can't learn from a book or from other people. Sure, you can be influenced by other wise people, but the wisdom lies in you. You're the one who has to tap into it. To me wisdom is finding the deeper meaning in life's decisions. Having the wisdom to walk away from a toxic relationship. It's one thing to say, "this person is bad for me," and another to reflect on why, how it affects you, or how it plays a role in the broader aspect of your life.

I believe I have wisdom, but I also believe I don't always use it. The dictionary defines wisdom as, "the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise." Experience is such a vague term. People have experience in various things. Also, how much experience? I have experience in teaching, but I don't know if I have wisdom. Maybe I do.

My goal for this week is to make wise choices, really think about my decisions and why I'm making them. If I make an unexpected choice, I will reflect on why.

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