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Applied Wisdom[edit | edit source]

T. S. Eliot asked:

This Applied Wisdom Curriculum is being designed by asking how we can best prepare ourselves to solve the great universal problems that prevent us from realizing and enjoying all that is most important in life. Knowledge has not been enough; we need the broad scope, human perspective, and good judgment of wisdom.

Shih-Ying Yang writes: “In the last analysis, individual actualization of conceptions of wisdom in real life, and the positive impact of these wise decisions and actions, may be the vehicle of the advance of human civilizations.”[1]

This curriculum is based on the simple premise: If folly brings us problems, then perhaps wisdom can bring us solutions. The goal of the curriculum is to help you develop a tough mind and a tender heart.

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Pursuit of well-being is the unifying theme for these courses, eudaimonia.

The collection of wise affirmations can help you live more wisely each day. The Wise Living Toolkit assembles various resources that can help you live wisely.

Please choose courses from this curriculum and study them in any order that suits your interests. The Living Wisely course calls on these courses in a particular sequence intended to allow each new course to build upon concepts learned from previous courses. The currently available courses are listed below in that sequence.

Related Lectures and Essays[edit | edit source]

Several of the courses in this applied wisdom curriculum include lectures or assign essays to read as part of the course work. Those lectures and essays are listed here, in alphabetical order.

Research Projects[edit | edit source]

Several research projects are associated with this Applied Wisdom curriculum. These research projects include:

Proposed Courses yet to be Developed[edit | edit source]

Related Courses, some still to be developed, include:

You can help by becoming a student, improving the above list, or by developing one of these courses.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Yang, Shih-Ying. 2001. “Conceptions of Wisdom Among Taiwanese Chinese.” Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 32(6), November:662-680.