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Can being in nature foster wisdom?
Community Contribution by Sally Perkins The complexities of wisdom may lead some to argue that wisdom cannot be taught . While knowledge can be acquired from books by anyone who is willing to do the reading, wisdom appears to be a much broader and vague

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  • Thu, Nov 16 2017 5:19 PM

    Jean Matelski Boulware

    Community Contribution by Sally Perkins The complexities of wisdom may lead some to argue that wisdom cannot be taught . While knowledge can be acquired from books by anyone who is willing to do the reading, wisdom appears to be a much broader and vague
  • Wed, Dec 13 2017 11:19 AM

    Thomas Oord

    Thanks for your beautiful essay! I'm a backpacker, photographer, and theologian (by trade). My time in the wilderness has convinced me that being outdoors can foster wisdom. I started spending time outdoors hiking as a way to get away from the flurry
  • Wed, Dec 13 2017 11:30 AM

    Jean Matelski Boulware

    Thank you Thomas! We are glad you enjoyed the essay!
  • Wed, Dec 13 2017 9:05 PM

    Ron Krumpos

    To say that we humans are superior to birds, trees, rivers, or mountains is not to be aware of the divine essence in Nature which always surround us. It inspires us to look beyond ourselves, which is one hallmark of wisdom. I have experienced the spiritual
  • Wed, Dec 27 2017 11:32 AM

    David Hurst

    Technology… the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it. — Max Frisch If wisdom comes from experience then perhaps technology also shields us from wisdom?
  • Wed, Jan 10 2018 1:22 PM

    Mary Jo Kringas

    Hi Sally, I really enjoyed your article, mostly because it reminds me of the Einstein quote “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them” You wrote that "Being in a natural environment reawakens spirituality"
  • Mon, Feb 5 2018 9:21 AM

    Céline Lemay

    thank you Sally for your text, I have a question: if we propose that being in nature foster wisdom, can we then propose that a group living and surviving in/by nature would then be wiser? In fact, I don't know if the concept of wisdom (as it can be
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