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“Why art thou old and not yet wise?” – The Rape of Lucrece

Why do we associate wisdom with age?  Trump is 70 and from everything I can tell, he’s as stupid as he’s ever been.  As I get older I accumulate more knowledge, sure, but I also become increasingly aware of the gray boundaries of my widening unknowns.  Wisdom doesn’t equal facts, of course, and maybe that is how this is generally meant.  That wisdom is an approach, a perspective, and an experience that grows with age.  I just have to say, though, that there are some pretty unwise elderly people out there.

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