Archive for March 8, 2011

Quote of the Day

‎”It’s all down to whose attack is a split second faster!” (Yondaime Hokage Minato Namikaze)

Gotta move faster..

Do things more efficiently..

 

 

Posted March 8, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Wisdom and Age

Had a chat with a friend some time ago.

Friend:       It is fine if you don’t listen to me. After all, you are not supposed to since I am younger than you.

Me:             Nah, age means nothing, really.

Sometimes, old people despise young people as they consider young people as lacking of wisdom. On the other hand, young people may consider the wisdom of old people as no longer relevant to the modern society and then the young people come up with their own set of wisdom.

But really, is wisdom always associated with age? The post today addresses that issue.

The term “wisdom” here is pretty loose, by the way. For the time being I can’t define it, my apology. Similary, the term “old” and “young” here are pretty loose too.

In the Bible, Job had a long chat with his friends (Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar and Elihu). Job agreed that wisdom comes with old age (Job 12:12). Apparently, Job, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar were older than Elihu. So, Elihu let them voiced out their opinion. However, in the end, Elihu got fed up with them and stated “Great men are not always wise, Nor do the aged always understand justice.” (Job 32:9). Elihu then voiced out his opinion. Guess what happened next? God scolded Job, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar but not Elihu (Job 42).

Am I saying we should always despise the wisdom of old people? Not at all.
When I was in junior high school, I personally knew one guy who thought: “Enjoy as much fun while you’re young. Old people do not deserve fun in life.”
Pretty unwise young person, I should say. His life was seriously wasted when I got to know him (about 9 years ago)

So we can see that both old and young people can be unwise. Wisdom then should not be always associated with age.

How do we get the real wisdom? Why not we ask God, the true Source of wisdom? Smile

Posted March 8, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized