Wisdom


It is a word with a variety of uses that correlate with each other. Reference is made to any exhaustive, broad and deep knowledge of a certain area. Wisdom designating it to a person, is related to the knowledge that this masters, through the detailed and extensive study of some subject, or empirical learning that leads to a greater understanding.

Theoreticians and students of the matter affirm that wisdom is a complex term, under which the knowledge and understanding of the whole are defined, so that any categorical information is collated by way of comparison with that contained in this accumulation. Being a character to be developed by the individual that helps him more effectively to solve situations or problems that arise, as well as to execute tasks and make decisions in more accurate ways, if not perfect.

To reach this level of knowledge and understanding, the individual has to go through a lot of study and dedication, or learning by force of marked or repetitive experiences, until he manages to lodge the pertinent information in his long-term memory, whichever makes him discern what is good and what is bad, or the best way to resolve a dilemma in their environment. Morality, good judgment, rationality, are words that in context often go hand in hand with wisdom.

Many scholars, philosophers, versed in the matter take it for granted that it is the sum of all existing and future theoretical and practical knowledge, thus wisdom being a non-finite changing process and constantly fed back. In Greek mythology, owls were the animal that represented wisdom, and even today, they are part of many coats of arms and artistic illustrations that attribute this characteristic to them.