Toward Wisdom addresses the nature of wisdom, humanity’s need for it, and ways and means of developing it. The situation the world faces today is extremely complex. Long-cherished values have begun to conflict with each other: material comfort vs. an uncontaminated world; economic growth now vs. economic well-being for our grandchildren.
Toward Wisdom takes the position that the only way to make the world a better place is to make it a wiser place. Wisdom is no longer an option or a frill. We, and the world, need wisdom-based analyses of our problems followed by wisdom-based action. In the past, becoming wise was left to chance; a few people became wise before they died, but most did not. This lackadaisical approach will no longer do. Wisdom can be developed intentionally, and Toward Wisdom shows us how. The book examines some of the key impediments to wisdom; what they are, how they work, how they came to be; and introduces us to techniques for getting beyond them.
About the author
Copthorne Macdonald is a writer, independent scholar and communcations engineer. Cop, as he is called by his friends, has followed the story of the Confederation Bridge from the time it was discussed as a public/private venture in the mid 198s to its completion.
After receiving his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Cop developed the slow-scan TV system that is still used around the world by ham radio operators. He managed the Electronic Design Department of one corporation and was the Director of Research for another.
Cop's publishing record includes 125 articles, papers and column installments. He is the author of four books including: Toward Wisdom: Finding Our Way to Inner Peace, Love and Happiness, and Getting a Life: Strategies for Joyful and Effective Living. His work has been featured on the CBC Radio series IDEAS.
Copthorne Macdonald has made Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island his home since 1975.