28 December 2007
Where, then, is wisdom to be found?
I think it's safe to say our perceptions of the world and our place in it have undergone remarkable changes in recent times. The pace of change and the growth of knowledge at times seems overwhelming. Our evolving understanding of the extent and duration of the physical universe, our growing recognition of the building blocks of life, our awareness of our environment and our impact on it, our sense of ourselves as one species among many sharing the same space and limited resources: all these are fresh. And though these observations might seem obvious, these changes have impacted us in ways we can't begin to fathom. Where, then, is wisdom to be found?