What does it take to be wise?

My kind and thoughtful readers let me repost a video that received no votes or likes in 2014. This post is also feeling a little sad – 8 years later, still no likes or love. Can you make it happy?

Life and Random Thinking

Multiple Choice (My favorite type of questions)

What does it take to be wise?  Is it?

  1. Read Calvin and Hobbes faithfully and meditate, or
  2. Mars bars and Caesar salad, or
  3. learn from your mistakes, or
  4. learn from other peoples mistakes?

That’s what is tough about multiple choice, they’re tricky, and sometimes more than one answer is right. However the person asking the question only accepts one answer as correct, but it that right?

The correct answer is #4 – learn from other people’s mistakes. (maybe I’m wrong though in this case because Calvin and Hobbes are really cool).  (the coloured font is a link if you don’t know about Calvin & Hobbes)

wisdom

What prompts me to write this post?

If you go to youtube and input a search “dutch and cycling” it comes up with some interesting youtube videos about the Dutch and their cycling paths.

My…

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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19 Responses to What does it take to be wise?

  1. Wynne Leon says:

    Well, I think #4 as well. Although I’d also say being wise is understanding that the limits put on by others can often be broken in the interest of pushing past barriers so I choose #5, all of the above! 🙂

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      #6 is all of the above, #5 is none of the above. ♥ Perhaps you are right about wisdom though is not to listen to what people say or even sometimes what our minds tell us. Instead wisdom instead is listening to a small silent voice inside ourselves guiding us if we slow down and listen. – David

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  2. wisdom is earned, not learned through BST………blood, sweat and tears

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  3. Lorrie says:

    #5: having an open mind; read/watch/learn everything whether it’s right, wrong, or just plain silly. Then you learn discernment and what really matters to you.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Ah, the “none of the above” choice. Discernment is very wise Lorrie. Did you have a mentor that inspired you to not just believe, instead verify? – It’s a skill much lacking in my opinion. – David

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      • Lorrie says:

        I’m a very old soul who has questioned everything since I was a child. Then I learned “feel” those answers in my heart to know what was real. Also, a great deal of faith, trust, and continuous conversations with God. Yes, skills most definitely lacking these days. – Lorrie

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      • dfolstad58 says:

        The benefits of a walk alone is that you can have those honest conversations and listen better to the still voice inside. ♥

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  4. I learned a lot from my parents’ mistakes, especially the financial ones, which has literally saved me thousands and thousands of dollars of debt over the years. I’m grateful for their life lessons.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      That is the secret of real wisdom, not learning from your mistakes but instead learning from the mistakes of others! Some people repeat the mistakes of their parents but you were inspired by the mistakes instead. – David

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  5. Sandra J says:

    Wisdom comes with age, their are no shortcuts. 🙂 Learning never ends.

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  6. Hi David,
    Missing you… how are you doing?
    Number 4, but also very important, learning from our own mistakes.
    Blessings!

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      I am happy to hear from you. I had a bike accident, cycling accident but am mobile again. Thanks for checking in on me. that is amazing to me. I am at the peak of my wordpress account and now have to pay, so I took a step back to reflect before doing so. I like writing and love the encouragement from many readers and so I have mixed feelings. I apologize for fading away. I am here and busy on my multiple projects including spanish, reading, taking care of family. Juggling life and taking care of life. – how are you? I enjoy hearing from you. – David (blessings and watermelon wishes)

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      • I am so sorry about your accident. For some reason I had the feeling that something had happened. I am glad that it was not serious and you are keeping busy with family and projects.
        All is well with me. Just so extra busy with work, it seems there is no time left for anything. Still I am trying to make time for the things and people I love.
        Thank you for the yummy wishes!
        Sending you some back!!! Blessings!

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      • dfolstad58 says:

        I will be continuing with my blog soon. I have a challenging speech for Toastmasters this week and then I will be back; thanks to your kind interest tipping the scales. I understand how you are busy with work, I find it difficult to divide my day up sometimes – studying, reading, exercising, quality time with my son, my wife and my dad. I often feel like I am neglecting my friends. I also have volunteer work that I do but in about 18 months I will step back on that leadership role. I want to write here and interact with the many bloggers I am genuinely interested in. – I know some people love to sleep but sometimes I just resent the lost time. Our garden is doing so well this year, cherries are done, plums are coming and now it’s peach time, so nectarines and peaches are available from local orchards. Yay! hugs – thank you for being a light to encourage me. – David (hugs)

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  7. HI David, I was trying to reply to your last comment, but not sure if it worked.
    It does seem we are similar in trying to devote time to everything we have going in life. It seems there are not enough hours in a day, or enough energy to go around.
    We can only do so much and not drive ourselves into the ground. So, don’t feel you feel you have to do it all, or even post it. Just say hello every now and then. Would love to see a picture of your garden, and your rides, when you are good enough to ride again.
    I am here to encourage you, should you need that – if I can be so bold to claim to do that.
    What is your speech about? I am sure you will ace it!!
    Blessings to you!

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      thank you for your kind words and yes you are encouraging. My project was to be prepared on twelve topics to speak, but I would only have to speak on two and I would not know which two until the meeting I had to speak. The two scenarios ended up being to speak on the benefits of change after an announcement of a company merger, and the second topic was to give an entertaining speech to a group huddling under a gazebo during a storm. – Both of my speeches turned out well I was told.

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