Wisdom is a hindsight based skill. We move always forward of course, in this tyrannical reality of living under the rule of time. I was just sitting here reading about the Apple computer guy, Steve Jobs. He is about the same vintage as me. He is very successful, very influential, very wealthy and I am not any of these things. Yet I grew up in the same times as he did. I saw the same things but I did not see the same thing. I did not see the prospects and potentials of things around me. I suffered what most of us suffer- shortsightedness.
Its sad isn't it? We are held to be just plain ordinary cogs-in-the-wheel types by simply one failing. Shortsightedness. Well that and lots of dishes of course.