Articles tagged with: literature

[8 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

For a lot of reasons, our culture no longer believes in wisdom. Wisdom is practical knowledge about how to live well in the world: right priorities–and right actions based on those priorities. Wisdom understands the relative importance (and unimportance) of things and builds a life accordingly. Most foolishness is not understanding what is important or not acting in accordance with what is important.
Applying this to an area in which I have spent much of my own life, I think the decline in literature (and the arts generally) as a cultural …