As we zoom into the information age, let’s not lose our perspective. A glut of factual data and visual experiences does not guarantee an increase in Wisdom. British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson lamented, “Knowledge grows but wisdom lingers.”
It is not enough to acquire information; we need to gain the understanding. Some people are always learning, yet never coming to grasp of truth that really matters. Information and technology can be wonderful tools. But do not get so caught up in gaining knowledge that you fail to put it to good use. Words of T.S Eliot are prominent here.
“Where is our life that we have lost in living?
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
“Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
In the world of competition, each and every person wants to be successful in his or her life. There is nothing wrong in trying to be successful but more than that we need to become faithful. Be faithful in little things. Let us turn from callousness to sensitivity, from hostility to love, from pettiness to purpose, from envy to contentment, from carelessness to discipline, from fear to faith.
“If you can not be a highway, then just be a trail
If you can’t be the sun, be a star
It is not by the size that you win or fail
Be the best of whatever you are”
May the good Lord shower His abundant blessing on each of us as we embark on a promising journey of greater heights and new horizons.
Sr. Shaji Maria