To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” — Lao-tse, Tao Te Ching
I am not Taoist, but man that seems like a good idea. It’s different from my definition of wisdom (1), but jives well with the symptoms of wisdom (2). What I love about other religions and view points is that they can give me a fresh perspective on my own. Taoism reminds me of what should be aspects of my Christianity, but which I forgot along the way.
1: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10
2: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” Isaiah 30:15
I cannot rest by simply desiring to. But I can rest because of the trust that I put in God.