The dictionary definition of wisdom is:
the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise.
Knowledge, experience and good judgement are evident in the actions we take and the effect they have. Consider, for a moment, the crazy irony of the legality of killing in a war zone. When every shot you take is logged, scrutinized and judged. Snipers, arguably, the most intentionally lethal presence in a battlefield learn to apply their skill within a framework of experience and knowledge that leads to a judgement call that has to balance the situation they are dealing with and the "rightness" of each shot taken. In this scenario where humanity is tasked with killing itself we, paradoxically, experience one of the most practical applications of wisdom.
We think that being wise is a mystical quality. It isn't. But it requires us to train ourselves to better understand what we do, why we do it and the effect our actions will deliver.
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