“One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.”
– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German scientist and satirist
When is the last time you spent at least an hour with a young child? Parents know all too well the litany of questions that can be generated. These little ones are sponges beginning their wisdom journeys, and can renew our own inspiration to be lifelong learners.
Often our questions far outnumber our answers, and it’s not unusual to be upset or even knocked off our games because of this imbalance. Coming to terms with life seems to come with maturity and leads to far greater wisdom – which can help us experience far greater contentment and peace.
What is the right balance of curiosity and acceptance of the world around you that will lead you to the personal wisdom you desire?