What is wisdom anyway? The dictionary defines it as "the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment." But there might be more to it than just having experiences. It could also be about what you take away from those experiences and how you apply the things you learn to your life. As far as the knowledge part goes, it's more than just knowing facts. Anyone can memorize dates in history or names of people who have made an impact. It's taking the knowledge you acquire and applying it to real-life situations to make the best judgments.
With all that said, how is wisdom measured? Does it go by age like maturity is supposed to, or is it completely arbitrary? It's definitely completely arbitrary. Just because you are young doesn't mean you haven't had plenty of life experiences, and just because you're old doesn't mean you have. A person who has lived for 90 years but never went outside of their comfort zone or worked towards something more might not be as wise as a 20-year-old who has traveled a lot and been through serious hardships. Where do you think you fall on the wisdom scale? Take this quiz to find out if you're wise beyond your years!
When you were in school, did you care more about grades or friends?
Do you feel like you should have grown up in a different time?
When you're out and about in public, do you find yourself watching people intently?
Is it important for you to be understood?
Do you want to work towards making this world a more just place?
Would you offer someone mercy if you didn't think they deserved it?
What would you say is the most bothersome to you?
Do you consider yourself a hard worker no matter what you're doing?
Are you a believer in the saying "the ends justify the means"?
Have you been known to be a practical person?
Is it easy for you to trust people?
Do you enjoy learning new skills or do you stick to what you know?
Do you find it hard to answer the tough moral questions in life?
What do you turn to when you can't sleep?
Do people often come to you seeking advice or guidance?
If you knew something about one of your friends that you aren't supposed to know, how would you handle it?
If you were given the chance to do something you've always wanted to do but were too scared, would you do it?
You just moved to a new city! What's the reason for the move?
Are you a people pleaser?
Is it a good idea to buy all your groceries and plan meals or eat out on a whim?
What's your biggest worry at this moment in time?
Do you welcome change into your life?
Do you believe in forgiving and forgetting?
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Are you smart with your money or are you a frivolous spender?
Can you typically tell when people are being dishonest with you?
Do you like your home to be neat and tidy?
What do you do when you're angry at someone?
Do you believe in revenge?
Are you often told that you seem older than you are?
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