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Defining Wisdom


Wisdom is composed of parts which can be equivalent to that of a sword.


A sword is composed of a hilt and a blade. The hilt is used to carry the blade and to point it at different directions. The blade cannot function properly without its hilt, or else the swordsman would damage its arm. The hilt guides the blade and the blade obeys the orders of the hilt.

So is with wisdom, for it is composed of decision, which is the hilt, and knowledge, which is the blade. Indeed, knowledge is made by decisions, and decisions generate knowledge. Knowledge, cannot act or be revealed by a conscious mind without decision.


Thus, a wise individual is like a swordsman; they know how to channel their decisions in accordance of the nature of the issues they are confronted with. When the issue is swift and agile, the wise use their sword as protection until the right time for the accurate of strikes upon the enemy; when the issue is slow and yet dangerously heavy, the wise attempt to extract the full potential of the sword with a killing blow, and when the issue’s strike reaches down upon them like a giant asteroid, they restrain their excited spirit and avoid the enemy’s blow as quick as they can, take a pause until the end of the blow’s power, and then retaliate swiftly and powerfully as before, until the giant enemy is exhausted and surrenders.


Even if you may be a weak and even fragile individual, with the right timing, the right patience, power and accuracy, you may have the chance to gradually overcome a larger and much stronger foe until it is finally defeated. Customize your sword in a way that shall fit not only the environment you are facing against, but also your own capabilities.


The more the sword would be accurate for both the handler and the opponent, the greater chances of success would become.

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