I am a woman born 1949 and my quest is to find a mindmate
to grow old together as a mutually devoted couple
in a relationship based upon the
egalitarian rational commitment paradigm
bonded by intrinsic commitment
as each other's safe haven and secure basis.

The purpose of this blog is to enable the right man
to recognize us as reciprocal mindmates and
to encourage him to contact me:

The entries directly concerning,
who could be my mindmate,
are mainly at the beginning.
If this is your predominant interest,
I suggest to read this blog in the same order
as it was written, following the numbers.

I am German, therefore my English is sometimes faulty.

Maybe you have stumbled upon this blog not as a potential match.
Please wait a short moment before zapping.

Do you know anybody, who could be my mindmate?
Your neighbour, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague, friend?
If so, please tell him to look at this blog.
While you have no reason to do this for me,
a stranger, maybe you can make someone happy, for whom you care.

Do you have your own webpage or blog,
which someone like my mindmate to be found probably reads?
If so, please mention my quest and add a link to this blog.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

306. Wisdom


Someone, whom I had mistaken for an atheist, because he called himself one, but who in reality only is a pseudo-atheist (entry 305), calls the bible a book of wisdom.   

That inspired me to ponder over the meaning of the word wisdom.    
Skeptics, atheists and rational people define wisdom differently from believers and all gullible people, who are irrationally confounding other people's claims with truth.  

In my own words I would define wisdom as some high level of understanding and knowledge how to live one's own live and how to interact with others based upon the ability to enhance the benefit and wellbeing for all.  
On  there is a better phrased definition.
"Wisdom is a deep understanding and realizing of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to choose or act or inspire to consistently produce the optimum results with a minimum of time, energy or thought. "
But what someone considers and values as wisdom, depends on the personality and on the wiring of the brain.   For an atheist, wisdom is different from what it is for a believer in woo-woo or a god. 

For a rational, non-believing person, wisdom is gained by learning scientific information about all aspects of life.  Concerning the connection with other humans, this means the focus on scientific psychological research.    Wisdom is enhanced by evaluating experiences based on psychological knowledge.    Wisdom can be gained by listening and reading to learned and wise people.   But that does not mean to believe anything, because someone of higher learning and intellectual authority says it, but because such a person can provide food for thoughts to see things from a different angle or to consider new ideas, that had never before occurred.   But all wisdom is adapted only, when it is rationally convincing, when it is based upon given evidence. 

A gullible believer accepts claims made by others as wisdom without any critical evaluation.   Believers accept those claims as true, because those claims fulfill a need for them.   Everything, that can serve as a psychological crutch is perceived and taken in as wisdom.    Adapting rules for behavior as wisdom reduces their insecurities and fears and gives them a false feeling of control over their life.    Unfortunately for the gullible people, the blind acceptance of believes as pseudo-wisdom keeps them forever oblivious and ignorant of true wisdom.     

And so, very logically, for a believer, the bible is a book of wisdom, but for an atheist it is nothing more than mental diarrhea.