The Wise Man: A Poem

What makes a wise man wise?


Is he someone who seeks out what he doesn't know?

Or accepts the fact that he cannot know everything?


Should he offer his advice to others?

Or instead listen,

because he can never be in another person's shoes?


Maybe, he should strive to change the world.

Or maybe he shouldn't because his impact can be bad.


Does life exist only in these extremes?

Or is there nuance in between?


While he may not have the answers,

It may be enough that he at least considers these quandaries.

This alone, might make a wise man wise.

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