Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Got Wisdom?

From the final pages of Henry Alford's new book, How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People...

Five traits that Alford concludes are associated with wisdom are reciprocity (do unto others..), doubt (not being overly sure of yourself), nonattachment (from Buddhism), discretion (knowing when to say nothing), and acting for the social good.

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