Points of Wisdom


 
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One could easily spend years and years scouring through teachings and writings searching for knowledge.

Wisdom is not the accumulation of knowledge, but rather knowing how to use your knowledge.


There’s a lot of wisdom out there. Authors, spiritual leaders, life coaches,  psychologists, and a variety of other important thinkers all have bits of wisdom that they feel is worthy of sharing with the world.

Wisdom can be found all over. You can find it in scripture. If you do a deep dive, the word ‘wisdom’ is featured 222 times in the Old Testament. You can find it in philosophy. In fact, the word ‘philosophy’ literally means ‘the love of wisdom’. 

One could easily spend years and years scouring through teachings and writings searching for this knowledge. Here’s the thing: wisdom is not the accumulation of knowledge, but rather knowing how to use your knowledge. Wisdom comes from experience.

Here’s the other thing: It doesn’t have to be overly complicated. On the contrary, it can be quite simple.

Think about the things your elders taught you. What wisdom did they impart? Did you listen? Do you still apply those things to your life today?

The following are some points of wisdom I’ve learned that I’d like to share with you… 

BOYS

Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.

When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.

Never turn down a breath mint. (It’s a hint!)

A navy sport coat should be worn at least once monthly.

Eat lunch with the lots of different kids and never stay at one table of friends.

Mannerisms mold the boy into  man.

Always look towards people while eating, never down at the plate.

Protect those who are bullied.

Write down your dreams, read them daily, and focus on what you see your life to become.

MEN

Be humble.

Take time weekly to THINK and plan.

Being a gentleman never goes out of style.

Refuse to accept that your current situation is the future.

Never stay seated when a woman walks towards your table.

Never let a woman open a door.

Never walk in front of a woman.

Make it a habit to compliment a woman.

When you marry a woman, you marry her family.

Start writing your own eulogy and NEVER stop revising.

Mannerisms determine the future invites from higher caliber people.

Chew with your mouth closed.

Always look towards people while eating, never down at the plate.


BUSINESS

In a negotiation, never make the first offer.

Remain calm on the surface and move swiftly underneath.

Give credit towards others as often as possible.

Avoid controversy at all costs!

LIFE 

Request the late check-out.

Thank a veteran whenever you recognize them as one.

Experience the joy of being alone.

FRIENDS & FAMILY

When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

Live with passion or don’t plan to live a life of fulfillment.

Have you applied any of these points of wisdom to your life? If so, how have they worked for you? What other points of wisdom do you follow? 

Sound off in the comment section below! 



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