The Modern Approach to Wisdom

The Modern approach to wisdom is a little different from the Ancient.

We don’t see ourselves as having wisdom anymore, while the ancients did.

We see ourselves as having intelligence.

This is better in a way, because it means we approach wisdom with intelligence.

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  1. I’ve been doing some thinking on this. I say don’t “have” wisdom, in the sense that it’s something I might pick up or put down; take with me when I leave to go somewhere; or put on and take off (like a suit of armour).

    Rather, I position myself to Wisdom. I spend time with it. I act on it. It’s something by which I find use in adapting to life with (or in line with). If this is a valid (and intelligent) approach, then colour me Socratic.

    1. It’s like: “God is wise.” I’m not wise, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to choose some other god over the Father because of some other virtue I find more attractive or convenient.

      I don’t think Jesus was very wise.

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