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The Delusion of Black and White Thinking

Us vs. Them, Good vs. Bad, Liberal vs. Conservative. In our increasingly polarized world, many of us see things in black and white, blind to all the shades of gray. We are designed to see things this way; our brains have an instinct for categorization. Without this instinct, we could not function,

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7 signs that we are Entering a Wisdom Renaissance

I want to introduce to you the idea that we are entering into a wisdom renaissance. Given all that has occurred politically and culturally over the last several years, this may seem like a crazy idea to some, but I am going to make my case here by pointing to some current

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Can Practical Wisdom Save Us?

Even if you’ve never studied a lick of philosophy, you’ve likely heard of Aristotle. Living from (c. 384 B.C. to 322 B.C.), he was an Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist who is still considered one of the greatest thinkers in politics, psychology and ethics. I’ve been considering how interesting it is that

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Post-Traumatic Growth of Wisdom after Covid

It is both a popular belief and a research backed notion that wisdom is gained through experience.  The more challenging the experience, the more opportunity for growth. Situations that push us to the limits of our endurance are called “ultimate limit experiences,”and they can accelerate the development of wisdom. The psychological term

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The Skill of Wisdom: Part 2

In The Skill of Wisdom: Part 1 we defined wisdom as insight in action: The integration of the rational brain (knowledge), with the emotional brain (experience), which creates insight; or deeper, intuitive knowing. This deep knowing put into action is wisdom. To practice wisdom so to practice living from the balanced state

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The Skill of Wisdom: Part 1

Wisdom is universally desirable, but most of us don’t realize wisdom is a skill that must be practiced. When we feel like we are lacking wisdom, what we often feel is a lack of internal guidance. Many of us lack wise elders to turn to, so we fill this need through spiritual

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