What does it mean to be wise

Wisdom is most important to me. When all else fails, it reminds me of the truly important issues in life, which are beyond my often shattered dreams, and beyond the the truisms we all like so much to believe. To me, wisdom means to learn to truly understand and embrace the human condition, and to act out of the deep compassion that comes from it.

The core of this is the famous "Know Thyself" - which is a process of questioning and becoming that never stops. Understanding that others are different, but of the same essential humanity as I am, is the next step.

Martin
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