Reflecting on Wisdom

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Reflecting On Wisdom
Geni Mayes
PSY/220
September 2, 2012
Tanya Harrell

Reflecting On Wisdom
“Wisdom is a deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to apply perceptions, judgments and actions in keeping with this understanding” (Wikipedia, 2012). Wisdom personifies a particular kind of knowledge, intelligence, and judgment concentrated on the behavior of an honorable life. Wise people have cultured life’s most important teachings. The broad scope of people’s understanding includes the uncertainties of life— that is, knowing what cannot be definitively known. Wisdom is not that of someone well educated, but that of one whom retains the ability of a happy and healthy life.

Reflecting off of what I see as a wise person, I had a role model to display it all. My mother, not just a knowledgeable woman due to education, but life experiences has made her wise and insightful. She is the back bone of my entire family and extended out into many more others. The characteristics she exposes are so insightful and calming. My mother uses the experiences she has encountered and others that her mother passed along and instills them into other’s experiences. I find the traits that my mother has makes her a wise woman because many of the advice she has given has resulted in rewarding outcomes. Growing up in a home with my mother and my grandmother (my mother’s mom) by my side has passed along attributes into my own habits. I find that rather than making decisions off of just knowledge, I use common sense. I did not always wait for an opportunity to come knocking; I went and knocked on the opportunity myself. There are times that I may need a helping hand, I honorably except that help, rather than turn it away. Although, I find that there are times I am a bit stubborn and my pride gets in the way, I respectfully accept what others have to give. Being open to greater knowledge from another’s experiences is what...
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