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Colloquially, wisdom is an acquired awareness of what matters most in situations, a defense against illusion.

MIT neuroscientist Matt Wilson (via Maria Popova):

Wisdom is the rules, based on experience, that allows us to make good decisions in novel situations in the future.

In 426 BCE, the oracle at Delphi proclaimed Socrates the wisest person alive for knowing that he knows nothing. In the words of Diogenes Laërtius, “he knew nothing except just the fact of his ignorance.”


  • the one you feed

    …You Feed](, a podcast about practical [[wisdom

  • dancing with systems

    …useful, least harmful ways: > 1. Get the beat. > 2. Listen to the wisdom of the system. > 3. Expose your [[mental models]] to the open…

  • challenges are opportunities

    …obstacles are not really obstacles. They are an accelerator of [[wisdom]], of aspiration. From Rilke (via John O’Donohue): > Difficulty is…

  • Stay curious

    …you see them” turns conflict into collaboration. A bit of [[wisdom

  • philosophy

    …philosophy comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a love of [[wisdom]]". When I majored in philosophy in college, I was taught…

  • Beginner’s mind

    …The counterintuitive idea from [[Zen]] Buddhism that [[wisdom]], even enlightenment, comes from seeing the world as we did…