What is wisdom and is it something that can be taught or learned? Philosophers have debated this for thousands of years. Aristotle said that “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Put another way, intelligence that is not informed by our hearts- by compassion- is not really intelligent at all.
Looking around at our world today the human family is at a crisis point. Investment bankers and corporations seeking wealth and profit without concern for the health, happiness and well being of those who purchase their products or work for them. Education “reforms” putting more emphasis on student test scores than on the development of social skills, creative thinking or a love of learning. Consumers everywhere buying and throwing away materials in such a way that our planet is being treated like both an all-you-can-eat buffet table and a garbage dump.
How did we get to this point in…
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