The blog explains the meaning of the word and discusses the few rules of wisdom. It tells readers how it handle difficult situations in life. What do we mean when we use the word wisdom? What are we implying when we say that someone is wise? We can easily label someone as smart, clever, intelligent. Why wise? Wisdom is extremely difficult to define as it incorporates so much. Wisdom can be explained as a profound understanding of people, an ability to think rationally while using knowledge, experience and common sense. Wisdom often requires control of one’s emotional reactions and is associated with characteristics such as unbiased and unprejudiced judgment. Reason, knowledge, and universal and general laws prevail to determine one’s actions than emotions. Wisdom comes through age, experience, knowledge and application. A person gets much wiser with age because of the ups and downs of life, successes and failures mellow a person. So what are the golden rules of wisdom?

Never Make a Decision when you are Angry or Confused

Your mind works best when you are calm and composed. Angry decisions are always unwise and irrational. Think with a clear mind and make decisions based on facts not on assumptions.

Sometimes in life, people might face different dilemmas that may knock them down. People and society might misguide them but always trust your gut and intuition. Almost every person is endowed with the ability to think rationally and wisely. You can prosper only through perseverance and determination. So trust your instincts and work hard to achieve your life goals.

Keep your Word

Wise and sensible people always keep their word. Never make a promise you cannot keep because people who are at the receiving end of an unfulfilled promise find it really hard to trust the person who breaks a promise. Going back on one’s word makes it really hard for your loved ones as well as other people who are part of your life to trust you and depend on you; this puts a tag on you as an unreliable person which affects your personal and social life.

One of the hardest lessons to learn is that you should never put your heart on the final outcomes and results; instead, just lower expectations because any negative outcome will not leave you so disappointed and discouraged. Remember, the hard work done by you will always pay off in life; if not today than some other day.

Wisdom does not necessarily come with age but it is learned over time as life’s experiences teach you valuable lessons. By incorporating these simple rules in your life, you will find that there is a concomitant increase in the quality of life.



Insha Rafique

Insha Rafique is a Software Engineer. She has done her Bachelors in Software Engineering from UMT.

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