Answers, Knowledge or Wisdom?
As we travel our path we seek answers. Answers are great, it’s a sort of instant gratification. But answers aren’t really what we want.
So we take those answers and do research on our own. Research is wonderful. We not only learn more about what we were searching, it also creates new pathways for us to choose from. All these new paths when traveled and gathered together give us knowledge. Great I now have knowledge. But it’s not really what we are searching for on our path.
What we really want is wisdom. Wisdom is created when we use our knowledge and experience it’s effect on our world. Wisdom is not quick and it’s not easy. It can’t be bought, borrowed or stolen. Wisdom is earned.
The following I think gives a good view of this process from a teacher’s perspective:
Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
Also this one:
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.