Do Not Mistake These For Wisdom

  1. Age (longevity or relative age)
  2. Intelligence
  3. Charisma
  4. Persuasiveness
  5. Book smarts
  6. Having a blog (even a popular one)
  7. Economic success
  8. Cynicism
  9. Skepticism
  10. Silence
  11. Zeal
  12. Lack of zeal
  13. Outward calmness
  14. Cautiousness
  15. Being well-travelled

Random reflection for the morning.  What else?

  • Holly A

    Good thoughts! How quickly we are tempted to mistake them for wisdom in ourselves & others.

  • Matt Heerema

    Thought of this one on the drive to work:

    • Writing a blog post about things not to confuse with wisdom.
  • Matthew Crumley

    These are similar to some of the ones you have, but… Being an author, having titles (degrees, pastor, etc), pithy quotes.