Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. -Sandra Carey
One of my fellow bloggers posted this meme about wisdom and learning. Wisdom and learning has to be consciously focused upon. The lessons we learn should be thought upon and dissected for deeper understanding. Without taking the time to study what you learn there is no retaining of it. You might learn one facet of the lesson but by study one can truly understand the whole knowledge. This is not an easy task. We have such busy lives and are often so distracted that we don’t even know when great wisdom has been given to us.
We also should seek out wisdom and knowledge. There are many times watching others I have learned a great many things. Do not dismiss plants and animals. They live off instinctual wisdom. They are able to teach us many things. Children, too, are a great source of knowledge for they are innocent and truthful. So much can be gained by watching those around us. If you are not finding new truths in your life then it is time to seek it out or ask for more. Regardless, of the depth of your wisdom take care to stay humble and grateful for the gifts given to you.