Sunday, January 15, 2012

"The Wisdom Project"

A newspaper ad among others for programs at the local senior center:

Define & describe wisdom, identify wisdom sources, create community dialogue. No meetings until March 15.
Day: Thursdays. Time 10-11:15 a.m.
Facilitator: Rufus Chaffee.
Donations welcome. Open to ages 55 & up.
Isn't whatever the hell "wisdom" is dependent on what anyone can NOT get a handle on? And if this is so, then what honest role does getting a handle on it play? How wise is anything that could actually be identified?

I'm curious enough so that I may even go. There is something very sane and yet profoundly ludicrous about the project. I like ludicrous.

1 comment:

  1. It is likely that the general notions of wisdom have more to do with what one does actually understands and what one is able to do with the understanding gained through study and experience as well as a well grounded notion about the limits of one's understanding. No doubt many view points about wisdom do not include any spiritual component.

    May I suggest -
    To Acquire Wisdom:The Way of Wang Yang-ming by Ching, Julia