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Old 08-26-2018, 01:01 PM   #2028
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What appears on the surface to be wisdom is many times rote close-mindedness. "Let me tell you what's gonna work here, xyz." "We've always done it this way, and it's always worked. We're here after all, aren't we?" "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." All symptoms of hardening of the attitudes.

More experience is more likely to bring wisdom if there's a range of experiences, including failure, poverty, discrimination, lack and want. Rich, old, white men, surrounded by other rich, old, white men...diminishes this range, diminishing the chances for more wisdom, reinforcing the patriarchy...rinse, repeat.
Be Just and Fear Not.
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