Speech: How to obtain wisdom

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“Wisdom is the ability to make correct judgments and decisions. It is an intangible quality gained through experience … it is a quality that even a child, otherwise immature, may possess independent of experience or complete knowledge.” I think it is a mixture of good judgment, pure confidence and knowledge. In order to obtain wisdom one must posses’ all three of these traits. Even though these three traits seem to be easily obtainable most people will never truly experience wisdom. Traits like that are difficult to obtain individually, but can be obtained by following a few steps.

Possessing good judgment is the first step in obtaining the wisdom. Every person need to use his or her analytical skills to have good judgment. A person is able to arrive at a positive conclusion by analyzing each scenario. For example, when a person is offered drugs that person must think in their minds what drugs are capable of causing.

If that person can think of anything negative then the decision should be easy.

Understanding the difference between good and bad is not always as simple as it may seem. There are times people do not use any judgment at all. There are cases where people go with their gut feeling. For instance, if a person hates somebody that person is capable of making an error judgment. This can occur if a person does not analyze the consequences of their actions. Therefore good judgment can only be obtained if the person is willing to try to live a mistake free life. This task may seem impossible, but in reality it can be accomplished with practice.

Pure confidence is the second requirement needed by a person who is in the pursuit of wisdom. Pure confidence can be extremely difficult to gain for some. There...