Wisdom as an action

After supercially exploring the definitions of wisdom, it dawned on me that wisdom is essentially an action. Wisdom that doesn’t act, doesn’t exist. The idea of passive wisdom is funny: without action wisdom remains as knowledge or experience and therefore it’s not wisdom at all.

I think that  a fundamental step towards becoming wise is continously asking oneself: how can x previous experience help me in my current y experience? how can others experiences translate into personal anecdotes?

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  1. What am I? Says:

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