Wednesday, June 4, 2008

W.O.W SUMMARY: Wisdom

NOTIONS

WORD OF WISDOM

cognizant:: having or showing knowledge, understanding, realization, or perception; fully informed, conscious.

"I am cognizant that in eating unhealthy foods, I am hurting my body."


WISDOM QUOTES

"We can be knowledge be knowledgeable with other means knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom." ~ Michel de Montaigne

"Pateince is the copanion of wisdom." ~ St. Augustine

"The years teach much that the days never knew." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Knowledge comes, wisdom lingers." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Wisdom outweighs and wealth." ~ Sophocles



WISDOM SUMMARY

wisdom:: the quality of being wise; knowledge; knowledge of the best ends and best means; an understanding of the proper action to take in a given situation; the judicious application of knowledge.
syn: skill , dexterity


CHARACTERISTICS OF A WISE PERSON

  1. The Wise Person has alot of KNOWLEDGE
    1. which consists of facts, experience, knowing people, empathy
  2. The Wise Person has alot of INTELLIGENCE
  3. The Wise Person has a GOOD PHILOSOPHY
  4. he Wise Person looks 4 the CORE ISSUE(S) involved in the case AT HAND
  5. The Wise Person helps EVERYONE GAIN UNDERSTANDING
  6. The Wise Person does REALITY TESTING
  7. The Wise Person does NOT do EGOCENTRIC THINKING
  8. The Wise Person has SELF-DISCIPLINE
Note:: Wise people DO NOT ALWAYS make wise decisions or act wisely


WISE AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE IN HISTORY

  • Patricia Hill Collins:: (1948) Distinguished Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland College Park & former head of African American Studies at the University of Cincinnati; Author of "Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (1990)
  • W.E.B Du Bois
  • William Fontaine
  • Lewis Gord:: (1962) African American philosopher who works in the arenas of Africana Philosophy, social and political theory, theories of race and racism, aesthetics, philosophies of liberation; has written particularly extensively on black existentialism and the works & thought of W.E.B Du Bois& Frantz Fanon
  • Bell Hooks
  • Alain LeRoy Locke:: (1886) Writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts; best known for his writings on the Harlem Renaissance; Unofficially know as the "Father of the Harlem Renaissance"; his philosophy served as a strong motivating force in keeping the energy & passion of the movement at the forefront.
  • Cornel West
  • Jan Willis


By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest; Third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~Confucius


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