Monday, September 30, 2013

September Blog Challenge -- Day 28

I tried looking for the correct photos I wanted to post for Day Whatevernumberitis about vacations, but I'm still searching.... Like I said, they're worth the wait, so be patient.

Day 28 -- What do you want?

That's a slightly ambiguous question, and could go either way, towards philosophy or material desire.

Knowing me, don't be surprised I choose the philosophical perspective. Heh.

Currently what I want is wisdom. When I was younger, I looked at the story of King Solomon and wondered, had God offered to give me anything I asked him for, if I would have thought to ask for wisdom. Of course I understood that wisdom was a good thing to have, but lately I've been realizing just how precious wisdom is. Of all the wonderful things one could get in this life, the ability to make wise, prudent decisions far outweighs any of them. It's not just a handy little ability, it's something that can actually determine the overall quality of your life entirely.

And wisdom isn't the ability to know what to do in a given situation. Well, it is that, but not only that. It's also the ability to know when your own knowledge is insufficient, and to know who to go to for sound advice. I have always loved listening to and talking with people who are older than me because the simple fact that they have been alive longer gives them wisdom I cannot gain otherwise, unless I just wait to get to their age.

I've discovered, though, that once you get to a certain age, you know more about how to act at, say, sixteen, than you know how to act at 20. So you still need wisdom for whatever age you happen to be because foresight comes from hindsight. Which is why God gave us parents, I believe, as mentors as well as caretakers. I can say with confidence that I am eternally grateful for both my parents. They have taught and guided me my whole life. Even as I get older and make more decisions based on my own knowledge, I still often go to them and ask for advice.

So yes. Another long post about life stuff. What do I want? Wisdom. How about you? Fell free to answer the question however you like; you don't have to get philosophical like I do if you'd prefer not to.

Dia duit,


  1. Chocolate. Which is philosophy and material all in one. Truth.

  2. To be more like my Savior Jesus Christ. That is what I want. :)


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