Confucius on Gaining Wisdom 

 September 25, 2020

By  Oak Norton


Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who lived from 551 to 479 BC (72 years). In one of his teachings he wrote:

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

Discuss: Try to identify something each person has learned by reflection (thinking about something), imitation (modeling behavior), and experience (making mistakes).

Discuss: Which method does everyone prefer?

Discuss: Which method is the most powerful teacher?

Oak Norton

Father of 5 children, husband to 1 amazingly patient woman, entrepreneur, and education advocate.

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