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DEAR POSTMASTER,

यश व अपयश

थॉमस एडिसन याने बल्ब मधील फिलामेंटचा शोध लावण्यासाठी 2000 वेगवेगळे प्रयोग केले. पण प्रत्येकवेळी अपयश येत होते. त्याचा सहायक वैतागून म्हणाला “आपली सगळी मेहनत वाया गेली आहे. आपल्याला काहीही नवीन शिकायला मिळाले नाही.”
एडिसन आत्मविश्वासाने म्हणाला,”नाही कसे, आपण खूप संशोधन केले, अन् त्यातून भरपूर काही शिकलोही आहे.”
सहायक आश्चर्याने उदगारला,”ते कसे?”
एडिसन म्हणाला,”या सर्व प्रयोगांतून आपल्याला चांगला बल्ब बनविण्यासाठी निरुपयोगी अशा 2000 कृती कोणत्या आहेत हे नक्की समजले.”

Marathi Bodhkatha

Wisdom is an ideal that has been celebrated since antiquity as the knowledge needed to live a good life. What this means exactly depends on the various wisdom schools and traditions claiming to help foster it. In general, these schools have emphasized various combinations of the following: knowledge , understanding , experience , discretion, and intuitive understanding , along with a capacity to apply these qualities well towards finding solutions to problems . In many traditions, the terms wisdom and intelligence have somewhat overlapping meanings; in others they are arranged hierarchically, with intelligence being necessary but not sufficient for wisdom; Neo-Platonists like Cusanus , endorsed a 'docta ignorantia' in which the greatest wisdom was to recognize one's own ignorance of the divine.

Researchers in positive psychology have defined wisdom as the coordination of "knowledge and experience" and "its deliberate use to improve well being." With this definition, wisdom can be measured using the following criteria.

A wise person can discern the core of important problems.

  • A wise person has self-knowledge .
  • A wise person seems sincere and direct with others.
  • Others ask wise people for advice.
  • A wise person's actions are consistent with his/her ethical beliefs.

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