“Wise people are able to accept reality as it is, with equanimity,” Professor Ardelt said. Her research shows that when people in nursing homes or with a terminal illness score high on her wisdom scale, they also report a greater sense of well-being. “If things are really bad, it’s good to be wise,” she said.

“The Science of Older and Wiser” by Phyllis Korkki

The pursuit of wisdom is a too long ignored endeavor. We will enjoy the fruit of its neglect.

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