I Soak It Up.

I think wisdom is a combination of knowledge gained from your own life stories with that of others and definitely includes older folk. They have done things that I will never do, and I have gained wisdom from their life.

That of course applies to those people more knowledgeable in areas I want to learn, so they may be physically younger yet more mature in certain areas.

I don't have age barriers.

WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl
56-60, M
9 Responses May 25, 2008

i see. Some say I'm wise. I don't think I'm.

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Oh datura, you too! Give us a hug. (((HUG))) Everybody join in, come on, you too strawberry.

WOO--just as your name says, your wisdom is seen in the way you conduct yourself here, in the way you speak to people and treat people.. You are a prime example of leading by example--even though you are not yet old!

datura, thanks for your input. That's where "leading by example" enters.

I have a 19 year old son and a 20 year old daughter and sometimes I am amazed at the insightful things they say. I can see the seeds of what will eventually become wisdom growing in them already. And I don't think it is purely parental pride because I have noticed it in their friends also.<br />
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To me wisdom is seen , not primarily when some one is trying to be wise and imparting their advice, but mostly in the way a person handles the ups and downs of life and relates to people on a day to day basis. Wise people don't need to show anyone that they are wise--it is seen in the way they live their lives. Wisdom is a part of who they are.

Yes Treefrogz, it does. I do have some relatives that fell from grace.<br />
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The young ones are variable. I see some making the same mistakes I did and it doesn't seem to make any difference if I warn of the possible consequence. Others do change their ways and often ask for more advice.

Thanks ladee54. Regardless of age, it's a two way street. I don't think anyone owns knowledge and wisdom, it should be shared.<br />
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Welcome to EP strawberryshakers! I hope you enjoy your time here.

Young one over here.