From caring comes wisdom

winnie the pooh and piglet by E H Shepard

“‘From caring comes courage.’  We might add that from it also comes wisdom.  It’s rather significant, we think, that those who have no compassion have no wisdom.  Knowledge, yes; cleverness, maybe; wisdom, no.  A clever mind is not a heart.  Knowledge doesn’t really care.  Wisdom does.  We also consider it significant that cor, the Latin word for “heart”, is the basis for the word courage.  Piglet put it this way: ‘She isn’t Clever, Kanga isn’t, but she would be so anxious about Roo that she would do a Good Thing to Do without thinking about it.'”

Benjamin Hoff

The Tao of Pooh

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The Tao of Pooh

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