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Wisdom is earned

Wisdom is earned

We can only earn wisdom. It cannot be given to us. When we receive answers from someone else, we might achieve the desired outcome, but the solution comes from dependence, not insight.

There is nothing wrong with buying insight. The problem is when we think the insight of others is our own.

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Wisdom is not as simple as just reading. The rules and simplicities given by others may make us feel we're getting brighter, but it is not real.

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