is not always better. Having better clothes or a
better car doesn't make us better people. Having a
whole world of information at our fingertips doesn't make us
any wiser at all--it just means that we have access to more
information than people used to have access to.
of us mistake this information as wisdom. To be wise,
though, we can't just know things--we have to understand
them, and understand the principles behind them. If
we're going to be wise, we can't just share facts and
figures--we have to share why's and how's. We must
reach a deeper understanding of most things and then share
that understanding with others, or else our wisdom will be
isn't using big words--most wisdom is breathtaking in its
simplicity. Wisdom isn't having the answer for
everything--it's often wiser to allow someone else to find
his or her own answers to a problem or dilemma.
days we're tempted to feel wise because we know more, but
quantity doesn't mean quality. What we share can reach
much farther through the Internet and the phone lines, but
distance doesn't mean as much as depth.