"...the wisdom to know the difference."
The Serenity Prayer
During my earlier developmental stages of life, I viewed wisdom as a distant, lofty, and unattainable aspect of life. I left the statements of wisdom to the saints, sages, priests, and learned ones. I felt quite safe and protected from the potential criticisms I had heard of the ‘wise ones’. I would never be one of them and I was OK with that fact as I lived it.