24th July: FOWC with Fandango — Wise

I think of Morecambe and Wise, one of my favourite double acts as a child, and when Eric Morecambe died in May 1984, Ernie Wise wasn’t heard of very much. He died in March 1999.

But what makes us Wise?
Is it learning from our mistakes, reading a lot, talking to people, taking an interest in our friends and surroundings, checking things out we don’t understand?
Are we born wise, each of us having potential that is not always recognised and encouraged?
Most of us respect the wisdom of our elders, and we can indeed be wise after the event.
I’m not daft, but I don’t think I qualify as being wise either.

Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge:

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to 24th July: FOWC with Fandango — Wise

  1. I like to think Wisdom is knowing what to do with Knowledge. There is a joke saying, Intelligence is knowing a Tomato is a fruit, Wisdom is knowing not to put it into a fruit salad. 😉
    There’s an add on to that – Philosophy is wondering whether Tomato ketchup is really Jam. 🙂

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