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A World Guided by Wisdom is the sure path to a Life Full of Meaning.

"Where is the Life we have lost in living?

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"-T.S. Eliot

'Knowledge Comes But Wisdom Lingers.'

Lack of wisdom is the beginning of all evil and the downfall of all civilisations. We need wisdom in all we do in our entire life endeavors.

Wisdom enables and empowers us to imagine better, a better life, a better world.

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The Key that Unlocks the Path to Enlightenment is Wisdom

‘We can distinguish between two different types of learning: knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is akin to information: facts, figures, dates and theories. Wisdom, meanwhile, is a synthesis of information and experience that helps us understand the meaning and purpose of existence. If knowledge answers questions such as ‘When was the battle of Hastings?’ or ‘How do I make a cheese souffle?’, wisdom tackles those such as ‘What is the meaning of life?’ and ‘What exactly do I need to be happy?’

The key difference between the two comes down to time. It might take us a week to become knowledgeable in a certain subject, but a whole lifetime to become wise. Yet, though we frequently forget the knowledge we have learned, we never forget what we have gained through wisdom. Whereas knowledge is specific - relevant only within a particular context or discipline - wisdom is timeless. The understanding it provides has always been, and will always be, relevant, since it gives us nothing less than the secret of how to live.’- Continue to explore more: What Is Philosophy For?

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The Greek word ‘philosophy’, literally translated, means love of (philo) wisdom (sofia). This is why philosophy has always been  central to all we do at the GCGI: its ethos and insights give us a timeless understanding of human life and how it should be lived. 

See below a selection of the postings from our GCGI website to find out more, and read on philosophical ideas and great thinkers that can help you gain wisdom that can last a lifetime.  

Composing a New Life: In Praise of Wisdom

What is Happiness? What is the Good Life? Lessons from the ancient philosophers to help improve our lives today.

 In the World of Spiritual Hunger We Need Philosophy

What did great philosophers Mill, Bentham, Locke and Berkeley have in common?

Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Spirituality and Economics: A Call to Dialogue 

 What if Universities Taught KINDNESS?

Meditation at the Shore

How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life

Are You Still Searching for Happiness?

Why Happiness Should be Taught at Our Universities

In this troubled world let the beauty of nature and simple life be our greatest teachers

What it is to live well?

In Praise of Kindness

Happiness is to Do Nothing

What is Money? Is it Money Money Money, Must be funny?

 In these troubled times let us be ordinary and enjoy the simple pleasures of life 

Why a Simple Life Matters: The Path to peace and happiness lies in the simple things in life 

Simplicity: it’s our true guide to a better life

Time or Money: Which one is the path to a happier life?

What is Life's Greatest Gift?

Wouldn’t the world be a better place with a bit more kindness? Harnessing the Economics of Kindness

The beauty of living simply: the forgotten wisdom of William Morris

Finding sanctuary in poetry during lockdown

On the 250th Birthday of William Wordsworth Let Nature be our Wisest Teacher

 Nature the Best Teacher: Re-Connecting the World’s Children with Nature

 It’s All in The Mind: Focus on Mental Health

A Must Read Book about how Adam Smith can change your life for better

The Sweetness of Being Human: ‘We have all of us one human heart.’

The Damning Impact of a Toxic Philosophy on America: The Tragedy of Ayn Rand

Three Cheers for Moral Philosophy and Down with Economics as a Science

Rethinking Education at the Time of Coronavirus Crisis: The Time is Now to Explore the Benefits of Nature-Based Education in Our Teaching Models

...And finally, lest we forget 

This is the Path to Make the World Great Again: A Path Envisioned with Hope, Wisdom and Imagination

Illustration: Nathalie Lees/The Guardian

To reverse the current destructive path of valueless education, which values knowledge over wisdom, we need a different model of education and we need a different economic value and economy. However, these are not possible to achieve so long as  The Fraudulent Ideology reins supreme. Full stop. Carpe Diem!

Why Love, Trust, Respect and Gratitude Trumps Economics

Nature the Best Teacher: Re-Connecting the World’s Children with Nature 

On the 250th Birthday of William Wordsworth Let Nature be our Wisest Teacher …

Rethinking Education at the Time of Coronavirus Crisis: The Time is Now to Explore the Benefits of Nature-Based Education in Our Teaching Models ...

And These are My Ten Steps to Make the World Great Again

And this can happen when education is all about knowledge and information and has nothing to do with wisdom!!

Brexit, Trump and the failure of our universities to pursue wisdom …

Britain today and the Bankruptcy of Ideas, Vision and Values-less Education

My recommended book of Wisdom that will change you and your understanding of what Education is or it should be forever.

Wisdom and the Well-Rounded Life: What Is a University?

'Reflecting on the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom in higher education and in life, this thoughtful treatise considers the roots and philosophical underpinnings of university education. Examining such subjects as philosophy, science, nature, art, religion, and finding one's place in the world, Peter Milward shares his sage thoughts on obtaining a well-rounded base of knowledge.'

Read the Foreword and more details about What is a University HERE

Buy the book HERE