Daily Archives: February 8, 2013

Age and wisdom, is old age wisdom?

old, youngWe admire the wisdom and look up to those who we think are wise but ignore those who we think are stupid.
Probably because we do not all know that what we see is always ourselves and never others.
So when we see something wise, it is us, and when we see stupid, it is us.  We are always watching and judging ourselves.
We need only to look at all the phrases that we have created about the wisdom and foolishness, “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom, wisdom is acquired through suffering, no one is always wise, stupidity and arrogance grow on the same tree, and compliments delight the stupid  and etc.”
We know very well that these phrases are just words that are meant to show our excellence or demean others.
So when we say or hear phrases like ’you learn with age’ or ‘old man wise man’ then we must know that they are only empty words, clichés that have no value.
This is the topic in chapter 18 in the book “What am I?”