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."
"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:: 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
- The Wise Person has alot of KNOWLEDGE
- which consists of facts, experience, knowing people, empathy
- The Wise Person has alot of INTELLIGENCE
- The Wise Person has a GOOD PHILOSOPHY
- he Wise Person looks 4 the CORE ISSUE(S) involved in the case AT HAND
- The Wise Person helps EVERYONE GAIN UNDERSTANDING
- The Wise Person does REALITY TESTING
- The Wise Person does NOT do EGOCENTRIC THINKING
- 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