“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Do you think you are wise?
Then let’s think again….
Notice that Benjamin Franklin says knowing how much you don’t know is only “the doorstep to the temple of wisdom.”
Wisdom is “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment.” It’s partly metaphysical, as we draw on internal truths, and conscience. So wisdom won’t be achieved by human experience or in one lifetime.
Our Founding Father knows how hard it is to attain it. We don’t get to go through the door of wisdom, just approach the doorstep.
So if you want to get into Wisdom’s temple…..
you have to realize how much you need to learn.
Wisdom is humble, constantly receptive, growing, changing. So then if we have advice to impart, let’s do so with a thoughtful, grand acknowledgement — of how much we don’t know.