Monday, 2 March 2009
What makes you wise is how well you demonstrate these five criteria in responding to life’s problems:
* General Knowledge: Both academic and practical “smarts”. What do you really know about life?
* Strategic Knowledge: Can you suggest many different ways of analysing or judging life problems? How much operational knowledge do you have about life?
* Contexts: can you take the “long view” in relation to yours or someone else’s life? How well can you interpret the developmental and social contexts of life?
* Values: It’s too easy to impose your own values on what seems the “right” thing to do. But can you see life from the perspective of other people’s values and preferences, and can you make allowances for that?
* Uncertainty: can you accept that life is inherently “messy”? There are no perfect solutions. How well do you tolerate ambiguity in your own life and the lives of those around you?