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Wisdom refers to the consciousness of what’s true and what’s good based on reason and experience. It pushes people to act according to their vision of what’s morally acceptable or not by using their consciousness of themselves and others, their prudence, their sense of justice (see justice), their reason...

In classic tradition, wisdom is knowledge (see knowledge), the perfect understanding of science and philosophy.

Philosopher Confucius said that there are three ways of becoming wise : firstly through reflection (see intelligence), secondly through imagination and finally through experience.

Wisdom can also be defined by six qualities that any wise person would have. A wise individual is able to adapt to different situations and take appropriate solutions, they’re emotionally stable. They are empathetic (see empathy) and generous (cf generosity). They are capable of admitting their strengths but also their weaknesses (see strength) and to re-evaluate themselves when they need to. And finally they can make decisions during times of uncertainties.

Thanks to those qualities, a wise individual can inspire trust (see confidence): we know that we can count on them to give us advice, to keep a cool head even during the most difficult situations (see lucidity) and to make the right decisions.