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Old 02-23-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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I think I (like many of us) have become more patient and less perfectionistic about myself and my relationships. I don't need the ego strokes I used to because I have become more secure and not so worried about what others will think. If I can share these in some way with others, that might make me wise (at least as far as they are concerned).
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:45 PM
 
Location: North Taxolina
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"Wisdom does not always come with age. Sometimes age comes alone"

I've definitely become more understanding, forgiving and generally laid back through my life experiences. But if I tried to talk to my 20s self I probably wouldn't take my wiser self seriously. Because you really need to live through those experiences to be able to put things in perspective. It's Catch-22.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:11 AM
 
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i am just over flowing with great maturity and deep emotional insight !


ha ha ha ha ha ha
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Old 02-24-2017, 03:49 AM
 
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I'd say I'm definitely "more knowledgeable" , I don't know about "wise" or "wisdom".

I also get up at 3 am, though I don't really have to. There is a saying of old "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" Well, I've struck out on all three!

I'm not sure wisdom is something "tangible". And if it is, it IS, or is based on experience and knowledge.
I am reminded of "GOd grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the "WISDOM" to know the difference". Is THAT tangible?

Having been "around the block" a few times, I have gained something else: HINDSIGHT, not necessarily "wisdom".

I know people older than I who have less "wisdom", "knowledge", and"experience" than I!!!

It's all relative.

Relative to what, I don't know.

See, not so wise after all.

Then again, I may be the wisest of all .

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Old 02-24-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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I think we all have our own personal wisdom. It will be nice if we can share it if someone comes to us with a problem, but I think we all need to reach it on our own. Like someone else said on this interesting thread, there are many kinds of wisdoms. But it is our personal journey, struggle, to find that wisdom that teaches us to be at peace with the world, with others, with ourselves.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I guess if "perspective + experience = wisdom" then yes. I'm certainly not smarter than when I was younger, may even be getting dumber since my concentration & patience aren't what they used to be. But I can size things up pretty quick most of the time & I have actual facts that I can base my decisions on, not just what I want to believe to be true which seems to be a trend now. (Of course I can't actually remember the specifics of most new facts anymore for very long, just that when I understood them I knew what was probably true to believe.)
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm wiser. It just takes me a lot longer to remember it.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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Absolutely! I'm not saying I'm smarter than anyone else but wisdom, to me, is based on life experiences and lessons learned. You can't possibly have more of that at a very young age. I just wish the younger generations would respect their elders like they used to. I think schools these days are producing too many liberal crybabies who think they should have everything handed to them and everyone deserves a trophy whether they earned it or not. I know far too many older people, like myself, with adult children who have no respect for us or our opinions. These young people have no clue how much good advice they're missing out on simply because they think they already know more than their parents.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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Absolutely! I'm not saying I'm smarter than anyone else but wisdom, to me, is based on life experiences and lessons learned. You can't possibly have more of that at a very young age. I just wish the younger generations would respect their elders like they used to. I think schools these days are producing too many liberal crybabies who think they should have everything handed to them and everyone deserves a trophy whether they earned it or not. I know far too many older people, like myself, with adult children who have no respect for us or our opinions. These young people have no clue how much good advice they're missing out on simply because they think they already know more than their parents.
I am sorry but these don't seem to be words of wisdom.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Absolutely! I'm not saying I'm smarter than anyone else but wisdom, to me, is based on life experiences and lessons learned. You can't possibly have more of that at a very young age. I just wish the younger generations would respect their elders like they used to. I think schools these days are producing too many liberal crybabies who think they should have everything handed to them and everyone deserves a trophy whether they earned it or not. I know far too many older people, like myself, with adult children who have no respect for us or our opinions. These young people have no clue how much good advice they're missing out on simply because they think they already know more than their parents.
That's not wisdom, that's opinion.
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