Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. -Albert Einstein
Wisdom is meant to increase as we grow older but you and I know that there are some senior citizens whom most will not consider as wise. It is not the grey hair that makes us wise. Rather it is the level of commitment to learning from every situation we find ourselves in.
Schooling does not necessarily increase wisdom, but the one who is schooled has a greater chance of increasing wisdom due to the amount of knowledge accumulated and waiting to be applied (wisdom). This is so because practical wisdom is the adequate application of knowledge.
Wisdom on the other hand can be learned by watching other wise people, taking action and learning from the outcome, reading books and reflecting on whatever is going on around us. I find that I learn a lot just by watching and observing the people and situations around me. You don’t need a school to learn that.
Take Action – Reflect on some of the lessons you have learnt lately. Write down and commit to a plan for implementing what you have just learnt. Continue to learn as you take these steps. Turn every disappointment into a blessing.