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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Perspective is both a necessary and a sufficient ground for wisdom. - jlh

Perspective is both a necessary and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One cannot have wisdom without perspective, but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to view every situation as each person who is in any way affected by that situation might view it. Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history, and therefore a historical perspective, as well from as having the perspective of imagination - the realm of the what-might-be inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.

Further reading: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Love is saying "I feel differently" instead of "You're wrong."

Lao Tzu: He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

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