The wise do not really exist. What do exist are people who love the imperfect human being.
A person with experience is recognized because he has developed the ability to find the right balance of everything.
For example: know how much you can require a machine, knows what to expect from their children, knows when pain itself is dangerous and when it is a simple temporary discomfort.
On the contrary, having theoretical notions because I read in a book or told it in a university, will surely be a spendthrift opportunities. If, as a precaution, do not expect as much of each thing or person, try to ask as little as possible to their employees, stop using a machine just a bit up the cabinet temperature, asked to be admitted to emergency if you feel a little dizzy .
In the opposite case, who has theoretical notions because he read it in a book or told it in a university, will surely be a spendthrift of opportunities if, through ignorance and neglect, abuses of objects or people, places orders exaggerated, melted motors or perish at home for not asking for timely assistance.
Is there any way to be wise? Yes.
That way is to work trying to make things right on the first try, do not be surprised or shocked if anything or everything goes wrong, abandon the arrogance of self-flagellation as if understanding that never fail, review the procedures to detect what went wrong and try to improve it, admit you can be wrong several times.
The wise do not really exist as one imagines them (people who knows everything), what do exist are people with high tolerance to frustration, proudly moderate who love the imperfect human being.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Los sabios aman al ser humano imperfecto.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 1.945)