Joel---HUGH the brainwashed and brainless simpleton attaches an INTELLECTUAL meaning to the profound word wisdom and believes it means making the correct choice.WHAT IS WISDOM?
HUGH the brainwashed and brainless simpleton attaches an intellectual meaning to the profound word wisdom and believes it means making the correct choice.
Wisdom is much more than making a correct choice which from an intellectual standpoint is questionable since the mind in its deductive mode fails to see the entire range of causal links stretching back into the past with its effects being felt in the present and the present action serving as the cause for an effect to be manifested in the future.
An intellectual person can be thoughtful and can, in a superficial manner, think out the solution to a problem/situation or he can observe the result of an action in the life of someone else and base his decisions on that outcome and either benefit or avoid a pitfall as the case maybe.
This is all well and good but it is mere intellectual logic at work with all its incompleteness and imperfections.
Wisdom is not about making a correct or an incorrect correct choice in a mental way but it deals with what must be done or how a thing must be done and in either case the man of wisdom perceives the entire causal chain related to the particular subject under consideration and sees the inter-causal connections with related subjects as well – so, the man of wisdom knows and not simply thinks out a solution.
Perceiving a causal chain means knowing it in its entirety in the context of one’s past, present and future and in terms of roots of personality either in one’s own life or in the life of another or with respect to the place or circumstance.
Wisdom is a direct perception of the causal chains and is not a matter of making an intelligent guess or having a clever thought or making smart inferences.
Wisdom is sagely and bizarre at times and does not appeal to either logic or surface notions of justice and unbias.
A sage who "sees" the causal chain in its entirety stretching from past to present to future with full knowledge of how things will unfurl, when, where and with what effect will give out strange hints or give out the solution that causes the logic-bound mind to rebel or think that the advice proffered is silly or one that incurs a loss.
For instance, a sage may tell Dr M not to step out of his house under any circumstance the day after tomorrow. The words sound ominous but don’t appeal to the logical mind of the "clever" doctor.
Dr M being a man of logic and science will take the advice lightly, brush it aside or his mind will protest since perhaps DR M has a most important professional event to attend which can add much gains to his status or bank account. So, if Dr M is the logical type, he’ll disobey the sagely advice and could also disobey as an act of defiance to prove the sage wrong and so Dr M steps out of his house dressed in a brand new dark suit and quickly gets into his SUV and begins driving when after a time a speeding truck rams into his car and smashes the car as well as the doctor – the doctor loses his life and his logic and science could not save him.
If only he had listened to the sage.
HughBe-- Thanks for the compliment, dear. The definition of wisdom that I gave you came out of my HEAD. It did not come from a dictionary or elsewhere and so I like the INTELLECTUAL meaning that you spoke of.
My definition was INSPIRED, I believe.
Much love, MON.