Wisdom Comes with a Price

Wisdom comes with a price. Sometimes the price is age. Sometimes the price is pain. Sometimes the price is sacrifice and sometimes it is study. Sometimes wisdom comes with love which requires no reciprocation, and the price is humility. Sometimes it comes with giving which requires no acknowledgement, and the price is anonymity. Wisdom is sometimes called experience. Some people gain more wisdom quickly because they are open to the ideas and opinions of others. But, wisdom is hard to find in a mind made up to the certainty of all things, at the expense of the independent thought of others. Wisdom is understanding, and understanding can only be determined by the compassion to consider even some things with which you may not agree. Wisdom is respect shown until respect is no longer given. When respect is no longer given, wisdom dictates distance from disrespect. I wish I were wise enough to be a problem solver instead of just an observer. One day I hope to be, if I can live long enough to gain that experience.

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