Knowing About is Not the Same as Truly Knowing.
There are two kinds of knowing, one broad and one deep. Knowing about something by having a general awareness is much different than a deep understanding gained by education, application, and experience. Being aware of something does not equate to understanding. It’s critical to acknowledge the difference to ourselves.
How Do Issues of Wisdom Influence You Today?
The best way to test whether you truly know something is to teach it to another person until he or she, too, understands it. Honest feedback from a trusted friend is a precious treasure. Facing the objective reality about a situation is the beginning of change.
How do I get unstuck? By learning new skills! When it comes to wisdom, consider mastering these: Learn how to learn. Have perspective. Gain wisdom. Write in a journal.
“The concept of knowing also applies to relationships. Discerning someone’s true character takes time, across a variety of situations.”