Connecting dots with The Idea Dude
It has very little to do with intelligence and everything to do with humanity…
Liz said this when she was wondering a week ago about what it meant to be wise. I thought about how I viewed others as wise. It wasn’t because they knew 1+1=2. That’s because they were smart. It was when they took my problem and helped me look at it in a different way and in so doing showed me the path that was obscured because of me. They didn’t have to have a solution already or have lived that problem before. They simply knew how to look at things a little differently and in doing so taught me more than I could learn alone. They were wise. Liz also said…
Maybe wisdom defined is unconditional love and understanding. . . .
Chris talked about trust and seeking advice. Mike nailed it in his comment to Chris …to lead us either out of our current situation, or into a better one – they must first come to where we are and take our hand.
Perhaps wisdom is seeking the unknown rather than the known. . . .
Phil reminds us that wise men ask great questions. The conversations I’ve had with great friends/mentors/advisors were always those where they never stopped asking me questions even though they were uncomfortable ones but always done with heart. They somehow knew that until they understood how I got to where I was and where I wanted to go, they could not help me. But in doing so, we travelled down the path together.
Wisdom comes from unexpected quarters. . . .
Mathew has been a long-time proponent for comments on blogs. He says, . . . I think the â€œconversationâ€ is part of what makes blogs so powerful (even if itâ€™s more of an argument!) . . . Just as no meal is complete without dessert, no blog entry should be read without the accompanying comments. They add dimension, flavor and dare I say, wisdom.
Wisdom is accumulated over time. . . .
Jules said it best when she reminisced on when we believed we could fly and we grow wiser over the years. I don’t remember changing, it must have happened when I was asleep.
Since Liz inspired this post, it’s fitting she has the last words. . . .
We can change the world â€” just like that!
May the dots be with you!