This week in Upper 1st Philosophy, we were discussing Wisdom and its relationship to the value of Stillness. They raised the idea that stillness allows time to make a correct decision and it is wise to perform a good action that benefits everyone. They also suggested that wisdom comes with experience and learning from mistakes. More importantly, not repeating the same mistake when the outcome will not be helpful to themselves or others. The need to embed this understanding at an early age is a fundamental part of a child’s education. Even though it may be taught directly in our Philosophy classes it can be demonstrated in any of the subjects that the children learn.