Searching for Wisdom

Searching for Wisdom. Solomon in the holy book of the Bible is said to be the wisest person in the world. And thus the rest of us just partake of that wisdom. And for those who believe in God, God is wisdom itself. It is interesting to know and even wish to wise. Suppose, you wish to be wise what would you do?


Philosophy which is a Greek word literally means “the love for wisdom” that is interesting; wisdom is a good that is to be loved. It is loved because it is good. That being the case then we should all strive to search for wisdom. Do you or intend to search for it? It is a good enterprise even though it could also be demanding. Naturally for good things their attainment tends to be demanding and thus one can truly enjoy the glory of attaining the searched good.


In this brief article, I don’t claim to tell you that I know how you can become wise or how you can be able to attain wisdom. One thing that can help us, you and me to attain wisdom could be through the help of the serenity prayer written by an American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. It reads: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thus deal done; it is through illumination as St. Augustine put it that you could become wise or attain wisdom.


Another piece or work that would help you become wise is this advice from the great Anthony de Mello on WISDOM he says:

It always please the Master to hear people recognize their ignorance

“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.” he claimed

When asked for an explanation, he said, “When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today”

I wish you all the best in your journey on searching for wisdom! With lot of wise people will the world be a more peaceful place to live in?

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