What Is Wisdom

1272 Words6 Pages
Let 's start with a dictionary definition: "Wisdom is knowledge and good judgment based on experience; being wise. 2. wise conduct; wise words. 3. scholarly knowledge." My citation for wisdoms definition is in the mind of man. How far will it advance? We think ourselves to sleep. These are our lives but do they matter? What 's worth remembering? To me the pursuit of wisdom is a way for us to not live our lives in Vain. “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.” (1 Corinthians 3:18) Jesus is devastating to philosophy because he claims to be the end and the answer to all of man’s questioning. The philosopher thinks “if he’s right, then...”. The Kingdom…show more content…
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God 's will is..." ( Romans 12:2 ) My mind is corrupted by its methodology and impudence. If wisdom is the proper way to handle truth and truth is knowledge mingled with judgment. Then philosophy is the system of thought based on my experiment pursuing wisdom. Or philosophy could be the logical pursuit of truth supplied by my love of wisdom. Why must I love wisdom? Is wisdom deprived from the abilities of man to contemplate intelligence? How could I approach it? By experience , reason , or recollection. Who are we? How should we live this life? Where did we come from? Where is this all leading to? Our attempt to answer questions like these has expanded philosophy into Metaphysics: The nature of reality; the nature of being and the world; what is? Epistemology: Theories of knowledge; what can we know? Ethics: Right conduct; How should we live? The methodology of the pursuit and love of wisdom. We all want wisdom and are forever searching for it, but how are we going to find it? Or is it unattainable? If the pursuit is endless then we must consider an eternity. How am I to grasp this in my…show more content…
"Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh" (Ecclesiastes 12.12) This is a compilation of my thoughts on finding peace among life 's pain. Humans often wonder what the point of it all is. Why work to construct an empire when disaster can bring it to ruin. We look around and ask, is this all there is? Why are atrocities allowed to occur? What is the meaning of life? Confusion is deliberate. Lessons to be learned come to focus fastest when the eye cannot see beyond the horizon. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse evades the mouse trap. Should we even pursue wisdom at all? Or should we live a quiet life of reflection and solitude? Living peacefully in the wilderness away from technological advances. Should we build more pillars and a stronger foundation for this university? Or abandon the pursuit altogether in self defeating rebellion. Should we rebuild ruins or repair our plans that are under construction? Our pursuit of wisdom ought to be conditioned by the truths we have already learned but are lost in time. A understanding of ages that were brought to their end by violent changes in nature is common all over the world. The number of ages differs from culture to culture and from tradition to tradition. The difference depends on the number of catastrophes that the particular people remembered passed down through generations. Censorinus, a writer in the third
Open Document