IMHO, being perceptive/tough/wise/smart is nothing to laud; the only thing that matters is how well you can put ‘em together and get a result.  To me, the idea that individual traits hold some sort of all-encompassing redemptive quality is like saying that being proficient at one weightlifting exercise will allow you to perform in a sport.


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  1. Agreed. Wisdom means little without the ability to apply or dispense, while toughness requires you to consistently withstand assaults (great!), but is of little practicality if you’re only always on defence. Context then limits the bunch. Smart, but in what field? How perceptive would a philosopher be when tasked with, say, an engineer’s job of figuring out the root cause of a boiler malfunction? Or an expert tracker from the wilds in identifying the financial issues of city bankers?

    Good breakfast for thought.

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    • Indeed! The irony is that philosophy can provide context, but IMHO, most use it to diffuse definitions to such a degree that all context vanishes, and with it, all possibility of practical application. Thanks for the input! 🙂


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