Sunday, August 13, 2006

definition of wisdom

to have wisdom is to know what love is.

to know the difference between love and what you think is best for someone else.
to know the difference between love and pity.
to know the difference between love and sacrifice.
to know the difference between love and lust.

these are things you can experience with a loved one, but they are also things you can do for selfish reasons.
The biggest mistake we can make when giving love is to expect it to be given back.


DutchVanDizzle said...

1 a : accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : KNOWLEDGE b : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : INSIGHT c : good sense : JUDGMENT d : generally accepted belief challenges what has become accepted wisdom among many historians -- Robert Darnton
2 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
3 : the teachings of the ancient wise men

Cynthia Thornton said...

I think everyone has there own definition of what wisdom means. I think of my Grandpa saying 'don't give 'em the gun to shoot you with!'or 'if you don't have anything good to say, keep yer trap shut!' such wisdom! I think being a shelter in a storm is all one needs to understand wisdom. Be present and allow for the wind to die down. My old Granddaddy had a sixth grade education, but was one of wisest men I ever knew.