Three Wonders of Wisdom

Sunday, April 22, 2012 | comments

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.      Robert Frost

1. Cleverness is not wisdom.    Euripides

Wisdom is on how to dig into root cause or hunt for essentials; Cleverness struggles at surface, takes shortcut to reach the comfort zone;

Wisdom is the guide for purpose, progress  and change the world for better;  Cleverness put emphasis on style or others, compete to win without authenticity;

Cleverness is imitation only, wisdom combines knowledge, reflection and experience; The Power of wisdom overcomes the barriers; the shallow of cleverness creates the new problems

Wisdom speaks of nature; cleverness appreciates artifact; It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, it’s a choice of clever to be a slave to them;

Wisdom is multi-dimensional pursuit: cleverness is single layer of understanding;  Wisdom is perception, cleverness is what you see; it’s not what you see matter, it’s what you perceive.

Leadership is influence, influence is from wisdom;

2. Wisdom is More Than Knowledge

Knowledge is pieces of fact, with limitation;  wisdom is universal, encircle the world;
Wisdom comes from knowledge, blend with reflection, transform into insight, abstract into wisdom;
Knowledge can be out of date, wisdom lasts forever;
Knowledge is man power, and wisdom is nature power;
Knowledge is the start of human intelligence, wisdom is the highest level of human intelligence.

3. Pursuit of Wisdom

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
Lord Chesterfield

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~Confucius

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