Book Distills The Wisdom Of The Over-70 Set
Talk of the Nation. January 01, 2009
Henry Alford interviews people over the age of 70. “How to Live: A Search for Wisdom From Old People”
A clever person solves a problem; a wise person avoids it. That’s Albert Einstein’s definition of wisdom.
Mr. ALFORD: Yeah. The three biggies for me are doubt, reciprocity and nonattachment:
- Doubt being this idea that, you know, you can say if A happens and B happens, then usually C will happen. However, there’s always a chance that a grand piano will come crashing down on our heads.
there’s always wiggle room.
- Nonattachment is this idea that you shouldn’t fixate on things.
- Reciprocity, of course, is the “do unto others” kind of thinking.
Trust in God but tie your camel.