May 26, 2010
Wisdom is defined in the dictionary as soundness of judgment. Here wisdom is connected and related to subjectivity and relativity. It depends on the maturity and way how one perceives wisdom itself. This is an intricate matter.
In a certain community, removing individuals who question and ask could be considered as wisdom. In another community, letting them speak out what they want could be considered as wisdom. Taking the case to the court could be considered as wisdom. Or keeping silent in noise could be considered as wisdom.
In whichever community one resides, wisdom is a matter left to judgments of individuals who decide on matters they are involved in, which is relevant to the action and matter one is involved in.
There was a time in which warriors were considered as men of wisdom; but in these days, killing human beings can not be considered as wisdom, but rather on of the savage thing on the earth. Wisdom is a subjective and a relative concepts which vary on how individuals, society, institutions perceive depending on the issues they are engaged in, which is entirely left for their judgment.
The subject matter of Philosophy—love for wisdom—is defined and interpreted in the time of the Greece civilization as men of wisdom, but today they are considered as abnormal, illusory thinking and the like. Such aspect of life is considered as difficult to accept thing and the like.
The RAINBOW Theory is connected with the subject matter of wisdom, in which what is wisdom for a given individual could be considered as sense of stupidity to others and the like. Here wisdom lies on the eye of the beholder too.
Is there such a penetrating wisdom; here this idea of wisdom, whether this penetrates or not, it is left to the individuals judgment due to the fact that the nature of the subject matter of wisdom is being subjective and relative; for any given individual, what is penetrating wisdom could be considered as the most sheet and non sense and useless thing to do. Hence, wisdom lies under the grace and mercy of individuals or perceivers judgment.
Basically, there are certain matters which need to be considered before arriving to certain conclusions in matters related to wisdom. These are the sources and tools of knowledge and skills where the individual and society acquire. These are culture, religion, education, family upbringing, society dynamics and the like. These are significant scopes and areas that help us reach to sound judgments in solving difficulties and issues at individual, society, and institution levels.
There is no such recipe for wisdom, since any sound judgment is directly related and connected to the problems and difficulties one faces. For instance, I could have community with 5 million followers; and another place another person could have another 5 million followers. Both of us could have few likenesses like we could have martyrs and could have 7 people as top leaders. We could face different challenges or same challenges, but we could share ideas and opinions to solve difficulties and the like. Here one could miss certain variables.
The first one is the collection of followers, are they from one culture or different; are they like same nation for they belong to different nations; do they have same education background, and the like? Do the authors of both communities claim same station? Do they have same origin or culture? What was their intention of creating community at the beginning? What is their end? How are they going to end up, when, where? After having answered these and other relevant questions, they could share ideas and opinions and the like.
This reminds me to a story I heard about a Minister of the previous government who went to North Korea for a visit. While being on visit there, it was on the weekends, he watched only few cars moving around. He asked them, why most vehicles are not moving on weekends, and he was answered, this is how we save fuel and the like. This minister while getting back to his home country, he convinced the president here and forbade vehicles not to move on weekends. And later an investigation team was later organized based on the complaints the government received from individuals who own vehicles, in which they later found out that in North Korea, they found out that most vehicles were owned by the state and in weekends they are off.