BY LACHLAN BROWN
A wise person learns from their mistakes and experiences, is always looking to improve, doesn't let their ego get in the way of their opinions, and is not afraid to admit when they were wrong and change their mind.
Observation is a key characteristic of wise people, meaning paying attention to the world around them, gathering information, noticing details, not quick to judge, interested in hearing others, and seeing things that others might overlook.
Wise people are open to different perspectives, consider multiple viewpoints, and know that collaboration leads to the best solutions.
Truly wise people are not afraid to change their minds when presented with new evidence, they do not tie their egos to their opinions and are willing to learn and grow.
A wise person seeks knowledge and understanding through reflection, imitation, and experience, and is naturally curious about everything around them, constantly asking questions and wanting to understand the intricacies of the world.
Wise people value experiences and relationships over material possessions, find happiness in living in the moment and making a positive impact on the world, and understand that life is not just about them, but the bigger picture.
Wise people distill their life lessons into simple, straightforward advice, approach giving advice with empathy and care, and offer a fresh perspective that can be life-changing for the person they're talking to.
Wise people have emotional maturity, which they cultivate through self-reflection, introspection, and understanding themselves better each day.