by Thomas Lombardo
"As a college educator, I have explored the concept of wisdom, at one point having the epiphany that wisdom should be the central goal of higher education; wisdom should be the capacity that we, as educators, strive to develop within our students and should be the fundamental virtue that we role model in our own behavior.4
"Wisdom involves a set of capacities and character virtues, including the following: self-responsibility and self-discipline; hope and optimism; love and gratitude; a temporally expansive consciousness; and an intrinsically motivating desire to think, learn, and continue to grow. Wisdom is the highest expression of future consciousness—the holistic integration of those capacities necessary for flourishing in the future."
Jim Lerman's insight:
The image might be a bit whimsical, the article by Lombardo is not.