You have to live life to become wise. Yes, you can gain wisdom from other people’s lived experiences. But your own lived experiences are where most wisdom comes from.
This quote, by Anthony Douglas Williams, helps us consider the fact that living life is a progressive journey in wisdom. This means we can embrace the good and bad, the failures and successes, and all our corrected misunderstandings, perspectives, and opinions. Furthermore, we can have the courage to embrace diverse experiences, viewing them as more opportunities for learning life lessons.
As long as we’re paying attention and are reflective, there’s hardly a day that goes by that doesn’t teach us something.
In a way, we’re all enrolled in a course called Wisdom 101. The world is our classroom. “Living life” is our teacher. And if we pay close enough attention and take time to reflect, we will realize that this teacher is teaching us something every day.