Hi, I am looking for books on pratical wisdom (prudent), there are best seller on this argument? Thanks

Views: 481

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I don't think this comes under practical wisdom but it is a really interesting book for Italian readers. It is focused on improving your memory, thinking better, etc. I have an engineer friend who said this worked great.

http://www.amazon.it/Genio-21-giorni-Giacomo-Navone/dp/8820052415/r...

Thank you Liam, this seem very  interesting for my activity I think that I'II buy it!

If you do please let me know what you think. I've been looking for an English equivalent (unfortunately I'm not good enough at Italian to read this) but haven't found one yet. Happy reading.

Aristotle, The Ethics and the Politics.

+1

Can you clarify what you mean by practical wisdom?

Thank you also to  Nathanael. 

Will, I have read this interesting  article:

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/07/08/the-art-of-worldly-wisdom/

and I'm looking for books of this genre, on the style of Dale Carnegie's manuals. 

If you like the aphoristic style, try Marcus Aurelius's Meditations or Lao Tzu's Tao te Ching,   

If anyone wants a copy of the Tao Te Ching I have a decent translation as a Word document. If you message me with your email I can send it to you.

I recommend Baltasar Gracian: The Art of Worldly Wisdom. However, The Holy Bible is the best book on wisdom.

Holy Bible would be more of a matter of opinion. There are a lot of teachings in the bible that no longer apply to the world as it is now. Such as the concept of stoning...

I wouldn't deny there are valuable lessons to be learned from it, but its best left to those who follow that specific religion and not taken too literally too often.

I personally look towards biographies and similar books. Choose a person that you would like to learn from and emulate. The best pratical wisdom comes from experience and sometimes you can learn it from the experiences of others.

 

On an additional note, I personnaly recommend Teddy Roosevelt, he led a rather interesting life and you can learn a lot from his experiences.

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. [1 Timonthy 6:12]

I do not see anything about stoning someone. These concepts still apply today. They applied to our founding fathers as well. 

People try so hard to find the answers about wisdom and spend half their lives searching for the answers. But the truth is is the bible. 

When Benjamin Franklin gathered up the founding fathers he insisted that they started their debates and discussions with an opening prayer. You should study these men that you admire so much more closely. When you do, you will find out that the source of their "practical wisdom" comes from the word of God. It is not opinion it is fact. 

RSS

Latest Activity

Profile IconAaron F Kendrick and Shawn M. STALLINGS joined Todd Serveto's group
Thumbnail

Growing in Manliness

Men who want to grow in masculinity, develop stronger manly traits, and be more confident in manhood.
1 hour ago
Aaron F Kendrick replied to KL15's discussion Is it time to declare the "American Experiment" a failure? in the group The Great Debate
"Well, I don't consider it a failure so much as it has been sabotaged.  If people didn't give into poltical fashions, then the country would still be a leader.  So, I would say that it was inconclusive.  "
1 hour ago
Aaron F Kendrick replied to manInTheMaking's discussion Question(s) Regarding Conservative Ideology in the group The Great Debate
"Smaller government is supposed to be the goal of conservatives.  However, the definition of conservatives has changed.  Conservatives are now considered to be exemplified by Leslie Graham and John McCain.  So, I am not sure what…"
1 hour ago
Pale Horse commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"Well, the Florida primaries are over, and I am disappointed. My congresswoman, Corrine Brown (reference: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KgbBP9Em00A ) has just lost the Democrat primary after a slush fund scandal. Which sucks for two reasons: 1. It…"
4 hours ago
Shawn M. STALLINGS joined The Gentleman J's group
Thumbnail

Men's Fashion

For all distinguished gentlemen who relish in the manly art looking presentable!
5 hours ago
Sean M. Kehl updated their profile
5 hours ago
Shawn M. STALLINGS joined Wil Harper's group
Thumbnail

Texas

Men of the Lone Star State
5 hours ago
Shawn M. STALLINGS joined Nathan landry's group
Thumbnail

Mountain Bikers

A group for those who enjoy the manly sport of mountain biking.
5 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service