Monday, August 04, 2008

Wisdom looks toward the future

These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom.
Knowledge is of the past;
wisdom is of the future.

Vernon Cooper,
Lumbee elder

Perhaps this puzzle piece connects to another from two years ago: Information, Knowledge, Wisdom

Wisdomkeepers: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders

1 comment:

GreenSmile said...

peoples who still hand down stories from an era when they lived with none of the comforts and safety nets we take for granted, and in far less complicated and conflicted social climates don't just have a greater need to think about the future...I suspect at the rate we are depleting our own resource base, our future may actually be like the harsh and impoverished one which forged their wisdom.