My thoughts on wisdom changed after I spent a year caring for my Dad when he was dying. He was in the early stages of dementia. As I watched people interact with him, some of the people I once saw as wise, I could no longer see as such.

Google tells me that wisdom is good judgement. I would add fair to that. And I’m not sure a person can be wise without a heaping helping of compassion.

Maybe that’s why so many people struggle with it. Compassion and ego don’t play well together.

This was a lovely piece — thank you. :)

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