Obama's Greatest Deficit Is Wisdom

It is often said, by both supporters and detractors, that President Barack Obama is intelligent, smart, well-educated, and even cerebral. However, President Obama is never described as wise. Wisdom is a special quality reserved for a few rare individuals. And wisdom is the most important characteristic which distinguishes ordinary leaders from extraordinary leaders.Obama's wisdom deficit is not necessarily a flaw or defect in his character. It is simply a quality that does not yet exist within the man. The old adage "with age comes wisdom" hints that wisdom takes time to acquire, but not all people become wise.So is there a formula for achieving wisdom? Confucius said, "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."But Confucius fails to address the foundation necessary to gain wisdom. Expressed in a formula, wisdom might be calculated...(Read Full Article)

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