April 23, 2013

KBAM: Wisdom

The seminar today on wisdom was immensely enjoyable. In my preparation, I came across many qualities associated with being wise. These included having experience, knowledge, good judgement, compassion and morality.

However, from the discussion today, I have learnt that the significance of reflection cannot be downplayed. Confucious also labelled it the noblest way to increase wisdom. Indeed, if we think about it, having a lot of experience and knowledge will not make you wise unless you reflect. Hence, one must never pass up an opportunity to reflect and become a little wiser during the process.

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest"- Confucious.

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  1. Kamil Murad

    The point which made the most sense was the one mentioned by Paul, that reflection can also be done in ‘caves’. I am not going to go deeper into the religious aspect, but we do know of religious figures who abandoned themselves into caves, had nobody to meet with, nobody to learn from, nobody to interact with, but spent years in a cave and indulged in reflection; eventually they came out as wiser and stronger individuals.

    25 Apr 2013, 17:13

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