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Wisdom: what is it?

The greater part of wisdom, I was once told, consists in the ability to hold complementary truths together.

Pastoral care Steve Midgley
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Aso, Kumamoto, Japan | photo: SUPERIDOL on Unsplash

It’s an observation worthy of reflection: that wisdom is not so much a matter simply of becoming increasingly more familiar with truth or even more adept at applying it, but that wisdom concerns a growing ability to hold together those truths that stand in some kind of tension with one another.