I want to know what people think about a very important fundamental question. What does it mean to be wise? Is it a plague associated with the human condition, or a blessing, to be seasoned with knowledge acquired through experience? You may say I’ve answered the question simply enough there, but, to me, there is more depth to the answer, and that is only the surface. You may disagree, and that’s fine. I thought about the question based on the previous quote I posted from the Greek philosopher, Aristotle. There are so many definitions, and if you’ve read Plato’s Republic, or even part of it, you’ve thought about the arguments and conjectures those writings present. I hope to open up a discussion so I’m looking forward to your comments.
Definition of PHILOSOPHY (Merriam-Webster)
a (1) : all learning exclusive of technical precepts and practical arts (2) : the sciences and liberal arts exclusive of medicine, law, and theology (3) : the 4-year college course of a major seminary
b (1) archaic : physical science (2) : ethics
c : a discipline comprising as its core logic, aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology
a : pursuit of wisdom