Well, that didn't last very long, did it?
Why? Because EC decided to post something that made me change my mind.
Before I list things to do, before I catalog things to acquire, before all other resolutions for 2006, I will put first getting understanding. And with that getting, get busy behaving better as well.
In our pop-psych, celebrity values world, there is an excess of emotion, a glut of consumption, a preponderance of pleasure seeking, and a surplus of self-serving. These do not add up to wisdom.
Therefore, my New Year wish for all of us: Cool headed, warm-hearted, far-sighted, enduring wisdom.
And with that, she definately takes a bigger step towards her resolution than anything I've done so far in my approximately 29 years on this planet.
Normally, deliberately seeking wisdom in and of itself is a fool's errand. I've always gone by the old logical saw of :
To gain wisdom, one must first gain experience.And with that, I offer EC my own words of wisdom. I forget the citation, and Google wasn't much help this time.
To gain experience, one must gain a sense of learning.
To gain a sense of learning, one must first make numerous mistakes.
Therefore: to gain wisdom, first make numerous mistakes.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Lord, make us foolish for our struggle.