Thursday, August 05, 2010

Something about wisdom

This strikes me as worthy of considerable reflection time:

Wisdom is the perception of the unimportance of the things we call great, and of the importance of the things we call small.


Suppose we asked the following: What in my life have I considered to be great that turned out to be unimportant? What have considered to be small that turned out to be quite important indeed? How can I cultivate the sort of perception that will take this history into account?

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