Words of wisdom from the late Charlie Daniels…
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. —PROVERBS 4:6
I believe we are born with a certain amount of innate wisdom. It is the kind that develops our natural instincts to walk, eat, and talk. But other wisdom can only be learned. And it seems that some people, like me for instance, can only learn the hard way.
I gained the wisdom that I’m not good with machinery by cutting off part of a finger and breaking an arm. I’m wise enough now to avoid close contact with things that have a bunch of moving parts.
True wisdom usually comes through experience and is only wisdom if it sticks with you and becomes a part of you and your decision-making process. Wisdom always involves truth and honesty and having the courage to admit to yourself that no matter how much something appeals to you, it may not be good for you.
The easiest way is not always the right way. So much wisdom is just common sense, the humility to be objective about all things, and the willingness to admit when you’re wrong.