False Wisdom
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“Beware of false knowledge. It is more dangerous than ignorance.”

– George Bernard Shaw, Irish author and playwright


“I’m not sure I can answer that,” I replied, “without sounding self-important.”

I was talking with a friend about life, and he surprised me by asking if I considered myself a wise person. It reminded me of the Zen paradox about enlightenment: the moment you think you’re enlightened, you’re not. So I told him I thought wisdom was a journey and not a destination. He considered my comment then told me I hadn’t answered his question. 

That said, do you consider yourself a wise person? Before we go any further, let me define wisdom (for the purpose of this piece) as the blending of accumulated...

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