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Being wise
1/29/2011 9:40:42 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Wisdom: An Art form?

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. Oh boy. If I understand that statement then I must admit I am clearly NOT much of an artist.

Oh my, no. I vascillate between wisdom and ignorance.  For me the art of being wise depends on the day, the hour, the events

I do think it's helped me to reach my seventh decade. All that water under the dam, you know; the acumulated knowledge, and the experiences I've had riding the waves in life's ocean.

I've acquired strategies to overlook the negativity in people around me. I outright ignore the whining, the frowns, the disdain they project toward others feelings. My time's too short to engage in that.

Truth be known, my favorite strategy is smiling and nodding, excusing myself politely; and physically and mentally moving off. 

Then again I have been known to confront the "negoes" (my word) by verbally standing toe-to-toe with them, engaged in wordy battle as though my life depends on the outcome.

All in all, I see now I've got a long way 'til I perfect the art of wisdom. SIGH.

 

 

 



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• Love is in the Air via an Acrostic Poem - Monday, February 04, 2013
• Letter I never Mailed - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
• Facing Up to Blanks - Friday, October 19, 2012
• Writing is a Powerful Search Mechanism - Thursday, August 02, 2012
• . . . and there is a hippopotamus in me . . . - Tuesday, July 17, 2012
• The Eagle in Me - Sunday, June 10, 2012
• Catchup! - Tuesday, May 01, 2012
• Mea Culpa! - Thursday, April 12, 2012
• Splendiferous - Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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• Some Folks Are Wise and Some Are Otherwise - Tuesday, August 09, 2011
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• Playhouse CD Debut a Success - Thursday, January 13, 2011
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• Hiding in the Playhouse of My Mind - Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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• Answers and Questions - Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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• 66th Annual Writers' Conference - Sunday, June 13, 2010
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