Wisdom with Wonder

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 5, 2015 | No Comments | In Dogs

For a dog, the world is an ever-expanding carnival of mysteries. Every new experience enchants, and every morning is full of promise.

As children, we share that attitude, but we evict it when we become adults, as if the knowledge that comes with experience needs to occupy that particular chamber of the mind, as if wonder must make way for wisdom. But wisdom without wonder is not true wisdom at all, but only a set of practical skills married to tactical shrewdness of one degree or another.

Wonder inspires curiosity, and curiosity keeps the mind from becoming sick with irrational ideologies and stultified with dogma.

[Dean Koontz, A Big, Little Life (New York: Hyperion, 2009), p. 146.]

Written by Peter Darcy

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