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What do Dumbledore, Gandalf, and Yoda all have in common? They were known to be wise.

Key Points:

  • Wisdom is knowing what’s right and acting on it.
  • A wise person isn’t just knowledgable. A wise person makes good choices and proves their integrity. 
  • Use the WISE acronym to gain more wisdom: Wait, don’t rush. Inspect every angle. Select the best decision. Encode and remember this decision for the next decision.

Quote This:

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.- Thomas Jefferson

See Also: Character,

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Name your favorite fictional character who displays wisdom. In what specific ways do they show it?  
  3. Name a real person in your life who displays wisdom. In what specific ways do they show it?
  4. When you think of a wise person, what are the attributes that come to mind?
  5. Think of a situation where you displayed wisdom. Explain.
  6. Think of a situation where you were lacking in wisdom. Explain.
  7. In terms of the upcoming week, how are you going to remember to be WISE?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.