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?






3 responses to “Do Not Mistake These For Wisdom”

  1. Holly A Avatar
    Holly A

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

  2. Matt Heerema Avatar

    Thought of this one on the drive to work:

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

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

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