Friday, July 1, 2011
24:15 Wisdom Of The Ages
One of the things that’s hard to gain and easy to lose is the wisdom of the ages.
Ask anyone who has ever tried to trace their family line back more than a couple of generations. At a certain point the thread is lost and all you are left with are unanswered questions. Who were they, and what were they about? What does that mean about me?
One of the biggest fallacies of our age is the prejudice of modernism, that we are inherently “better” than our ancestors: stronger, faster, smarter, more “enlightened”. Oh, we’ve got technology aplenty, but not necessarily wisdom.
And that frankly, makes us kind of stupid.
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