I think the essence of wisdom is emancipation, as far as possible, from the tyranny of the here and the now.We cannot help the egoism of our senses.Sight and sound and touch are bound up with our own bodies and cannot be made impersonal.Our emotions start similarly from ourselves.An infant feels hunger or distress, and is unaffected except by his own physical condition.Gradually with the years, his horizon widens, and, in proportion as his thoughts and feelings become less personal an武汉治儿童癫痫病哪里好d less concerned with his own physical states, he achieves growing wisdom.This is of course a matter of degree.No one can view the world with complete justice, and if anyone could, he would hardly be able to remain alive.But it is possible to make a continual approach towards justice, on the one hand, by knowing things somewhat remote in time or space, and, on the other hand,by giving to such things their due weight in our feelings.It is this approach towards justice that constitutes growth in wisdom.
Can wisdom be taught?And, if it can, should the teaching重庆哪家医院治癫痫病便宜 of it be one of the aims of education?I should answer both these questions in the affirmative.I do not think that knowledge and morals ought to be too much separated.Even the best technicians should also be good citizens: and when I say "citizens," I mean citizens of the world and not of this or that sect or nation.With every increase of knowledge and skill,wisdom becomes more necessary, for every such increase strengthens our capacity of realizing our purposes, and therefore strengthens our capacity for evil, if our purposes are unwise.The world needs wisdom as it has北京军海医院具体位置 never needed it before: and if knowledge continues to increase, the world will need wisdom in the future even more than it does now.
There is an old saying that two heads are better than one, which suggests that the majority’s collective wisdom always dwarfs that of the minority, let alone any individual. There are people who believe that for a society to cohere there must be a strong consensus as well as unity and discipline. Therefore we must not overemphasize the importance of critical thinking which is abound to result in confusion and quarrels.浙江比较好的癫痫病医院在哪儿
But I don’t agree with this. First, I have no respect for majority’s wisdom. I believe that most people do not usually use their heads, they are also lack of creativity, and therefore are ignorant and prejudiced and often become mobs and stampede easily. Second, anyone who has the creativity will have an important impact on our society. But their wisdom is usually different from the majority’s.
In a word, everything has two sides. What’s more important is that to learn knowledge from different kinds of wisdom and to improve our ability.