“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we
read ours.” – John Locke
John Locke was a philosopher and prolific writer. He was heavily involved with thoughts on Government, and was part of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in England.
In Locke’s books he makes a point that we are born with a blank slate and that through our experiences we gain thought, knowledge, and wisdom. In this system, experience and time digesting the experience are equally important in gaining knowledge and wisdom.
Often in our lives we are busy doing, going, and being. These are important things, but there is more. After you have gone, done, and been you must learn. Objectively viewing our lives is a marvelous exercise that will illuminate items that you never knew existed and will help your knowledge and wisdom exponentially increase!