“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.