Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool so as to become wise (1 Cor 3:18).
Wisdom is a mysterious thing and something, I contend, worth our full attention. You see, I am of the opinion that wisdom is similar to perfection in that we must constantly strive towards it with full knowledge we may never fully attain it.
This is not to say we cannot acquire an enormous amount of knowledge or become a so called “expert” in a particular field of study.
Instead, it is to say that true wisdom is only possible when we realize we have much more to learn. It also requires us to understand that helping others is far more important than helping ourselves. Finally, true wisdom can only be achieved when humility and kindness rule our daily lives.
So what are some practical tips worth employing on this never ending journey towards wisdom? Here are some of my thoughts and, as always, I am eager to hear your ideas in the comments section below the article.
- Read. If you are reading this article chances are you, like me, thirst for knowledge. Reading a book or magazine or blog may open your mind to new ideas and possibilities.
- Start a blog. Words cannot adequately describe how much I have learned since starting this blog a year ago. I think my fellow bloggers will agree… starting a blog in an area you are particularly interested can be quite enlightening.
- Support a charity. Helping others is good for our souls. So if you are tied in with a church see if you can help out with a ministry or two. Or if church is not your thing head down to your local soup kitchen and help those less fortunate than you. Worst case come and help us make 700 peanut butter sandwiches.
- Be kind to others. Self explanatory.
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