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Do we achieve wisdom at points of life when it can be least used?

We don't select our parents so we have no control over inheriting parental wisdom. We are not born equally smart, resourceful and wise. We piece through life, experience, learn, make mistakes and gather wisdom.
We finish school education at ages when (normally) we don't fully appreciate academic learning and it's connection to wisdom. We (normally) choose life partners at ages when we are not fully aware of the values of relationship. We become parts of societies with low to non-existent societal responsibilities.
It takes couple of decades or even more for life to precipitate through our faculties. Wisdom grows but (normally) too slowly. It's not entirely mistaken to equate wisdom with age.
So, when we have it, we have made almost all significant decisions of life.
Do we achieve wisdom at points of life when it can be least used?

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    Mar 22 2013: Do we achieve wisdom at points of life when it can be least used?

    No, I think the main reason we achieve wisdom "later" in life is to pass it on. We can pass it on our kids, grandkids...

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