Wisdom is not an achievement but a realization.When we hear the word 'Wisdom', the first thought that comes to our mind is a person with a lot of knowledge, experience and one who has achieved great success in life but, that is not true. Even an uneducated man can have more wisdom than the most educated ones.
We ourself run after material gains, success and money most of our life but with time we get to a realise that it was just a part of life and not exactly life. This realisation is wisdom.
Even in present times there are many who after achieving great success renounce life as they realise that all achievements are temporary and futile and real wisdom of life is, life itself.
Gautam Buddha as King Siddhartha had all the comforts and luxuries any human can have but still once he saw a dead man taken to cemetery for last rites, he had the realisation and went for true meaning of life. That realisation made him Gautam Buddha and not the material comforts he had.
Same thing happened to King Ashoka who renounced material life on seeing millions of dead men in the battlefield. He also took a path of true wisdom that life is not about achieving but about realizing.
If we as humans get this understanding that achieving and losing is just a part of life and not life then, we too will gain immense wisdom and that cannot be compensated with any amount of knowledge or riches.
This is the entry to TOW topic 'Wisdom"