Historically, wisdom is a kind of deep understanding of reality, the ability to analyze, but remain impartial in our judgments.
Ideally, a wise person should possess such qualities as moderation, detachment, tolerance and patience, peacefulness, modesty and altruism, integrity, as well as courage and willpower. He must masterfully control himself, simply be perfect spiritually.
It is also believed that wisdom comes over the years, but is that so? This is not about life experience, you can’t get away from it, but to be impartial in judgments, to understand others, not to judge?
Why can only units gain wisdom?
The main enemies of wisdom are emotions and prejudices.
Emotions, because wisdom implies calm and restraint, as well as great patience, which people are emotional by nature deprived of.
The second enemy of wisdom is the elevation of one’s point of view to an absolute, which is characteristic of smart as well as mature people. They are characterized by stereotyped, stereotyped thinking, obsession with their own prejudices, lack of flexibility of thinking. They refuse to even understand the point of view of others, believing that their experience (mind) automatically puts them higher, and it is their opinion that is the only true one. Blinding one's own prejudices makes people aggressive, which is very far from wisdom.
But here are the words of Socrates: "The wisest of people can only be one who is able to admit that he knows nothing."
The basic principles of wise people:
- Have your life philosophy, life credo. But at the same time be able to understand others, go beyond their usual patterns and stereotypes, thinking and habits.
- To see the essence of things is not a consequence, but a cause, to understand the interconnections between things. Understand what is behind superficial behavior, emotions, the words of other people.
- Be patient with others, manage your emotions, stay calm in any situation.
- Be able to apply and share their knowledge, teach others.
- To be able to speak, find the right words, convince without engaging in controversy (for example, the Franklin method).
- To be able to understand and accept all manifestations of life, to forgive.
- Be above the situation, not the situation.
- To be unpretentious, content with what is.
- To be able to find worthy for study everywhere. Learn a useful lesson from every seemingly insignificant thing.
“Listen before you say your word, find out before you judge, understand before you decide, and always remember that any person has both a good and a bad start. Here it is, the foundation of wisdom ”Maurice Druon.
But how to become a wise person?
Try to adhere to these principles, as well as meet with your inner "wise man."
Here's how to do it: in your imagination you create the image of a certain wise person by introducing him to anyone, the main thing is that you associate it with wisdom. For example, a Buddhist monk or a wise old man. Give him the above principles and in difficult situations, turn to him, imagine how he would act in this or that case. Better yet, project, overlay this image on yourself, and perhaps you will achieve your desired wisdom.