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lurkr
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To be old and wise.
You must first be young and dumb






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epbart
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experience alone does not produce wisdom.


Very true. Some people go right along repeating mistakes / digging deeper holes, etc.

Wise is a word we use to describe other people whose combination of intelligence and decision-making we admire. I can't say this is universally true, but anecdotally, it would ironically seem the wiser the person is the more likely they are to downplay their own wisdom, or to point out the limitations of that wisdom (like Socrates).

While intelligence and experience are components, the nature of wisdom would seem to be rooted in action (or lack of action when appropriate); perhaps good decision-making would be the simplest-- if broadest-- summary of what being wise is about.

From there, we could make two slightly less broad distinctions: 1) External: wisdom with regards to making decisions and acting based on understanding one's environment and the other players one is engaged with in one's environment in order to achieve a given end (think Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, etc.); and, 2) Internal: wisdom with regards to making decisions and acting based upon understanding and controlling oneself... to "know thyself" as the Greeks and others used to say, which is the development of equipoise and diligent reining in of erratic emotions and thoughts that lead to unwise or distracted action.







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MrCoachKlein
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"For any man who knows a thing knows he knows not a damn, damn thing at all" - My ninja, K'naan





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DeafJam73
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In my short 21 years of life the wise men, in my opinion, were the men who learned from past mistakes, kept an open mind to learn new things, and tried their best to pass their findings to the next generation. Wisdom does not always mean the most knowledgable.





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Can women be wise? I mean I mean I assume they can be but they are just never referred to as wise





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DeafJam73
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Of course. But as a male, I tend to look up to males a bit more with the exception of my mother.





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I tend to look up to males a bit more with the exception of my mother.


Great point






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Titus Pullo
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re: What makes a man wise?


Early to bed and early.to rise.







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rantfan
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re: What makes a man wise?


If you learn from your mistakes you become wiser if you don't you are a fool.





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NOX
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re: What makes a man wise?


listening more than talking
patience
age - typically
failure
exposure to life in general






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TigerWise
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re: What makes a man wise?


My name





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tidalmouse
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So what is the essence of wisdom? The application of experience weighed against attained knowledge? Simple observation of this world of men and mystery and magnificence, and the melding of these into digestible nuggets of concentrated of sage words


So to speak manator.Life experience is invaluable.But it's what you learn from them.Then of course the ability to convey this life lesson in a way that people will listen and digest it.I know somebody has to have something special about them before I'll give them much of my attention.You can't bull shite a bullshiteter.That's my past.But I learned from it.






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Stingray
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re: What makes a man wise?


1. Associate with those you perceive to be wise.
2. Trust no one.
3. Be tenacious in your effort to be mindful in separating the things you know you know, and the things you think you know.
4. Drop pride and serve the truth.

ETA: 5. Make a fortune by exploiting the less wise, selling a solution for a problem that doesn't exist. #Al Gore



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PhiTiger1764
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Early to bed and early to rise.



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tidalmouse
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That's pretty good.

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Good friendship means considerably more than associating with people that one finds amenable and who share one's interests. It means in effect seeking out wise companions to whom one can look for guidance and instruction. The task of the noble friend is not only to provide companionship in the treading of the way. The truly wise and compassionate friend is one who, with understanding and sympathy of heart, is ready to criticize and admonish, to point out one's faults, to exhort and encourage,






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Boats n Hose
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re: What makes a man wise?


Early to bed early to rise. It also makes a man healthy and wealthy, apparently





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tidalmouse
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And an Apple a day keeps the Doctor away.





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LSU2NO
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TigerFanInSouthland

Truer words were never spoken. My father-in-law always went by that motto of think before you speak. He was a quiet man, yet a great man.






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Pepe Lepew
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with all my wisdom, I'm still getting stupid in a bottle of bourbon, but I like it ....





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