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Title: An Intentional Approach


1
  • An Intentional Approach

2
Why?
3
Living
with a
Sense of Urgency
2003
4
Wisdom Defined
  • The ability to discern or judge what is true,
    right or lasting.
  • A state of mind characterized by profound
    understanding and deep insight.

5
Wisdom Defined
  • Practical Application of Knowledge and Experience
  • God-Inspired Truth

6
Wisdom is Supreme
  • Get wisdom, get understanding, do not forget my
    words or swerve from them. Do not forsake
    wisdom, and she will protect you love her, and
    she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme,
    therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you
    have, get understanding.
  • Proverbs 45-7

7
Historical Look
  • Oral Tradition
  • Story Telling Back Porch
  • City Gates Dinner Table

Written Word Letters Manuscripts Books
Rights of Passage Birthright Manhood
Womanhood
8
Modern WT Methods
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Friends

9
ProblemSolution
10
Research Questions
  • What is wisdom?
  • What is the source? How do you obtain it?
  • 3. Wise historical figures? Alive today? People
    you know?
  • 4. Did your parents intentionally pass wisdom on
    to you? Other significant adults?
  • 5. Unique or interesting ways that you have
    heard about people transferring wisdom?

11
Research Questions
  • 6. Do you have a plan to transfer wisdom?
  • 7. Are you writing or recording your thoughts?
  • 8. Favorite quotes passed down from family?
  • 9. Obstacles to acquiring wisdom?
  • 10. Books or resources to recommend?
  • 11. Wisdom you would like to share?

12
Wise People
  • Solomon, Jesus, Aristotle, Plato, Socrates,
    Lincoln, Jefferson, Churchill

13
Early Research Results
  • 1. Wisdom is not a very high profile value or
    virtue
  • 2. Most had a hard time thinking of wise people,
    especially ones they knew personally.
  • 3. Very few saw themselves as wise.
  • 4. People of faith seemed to have a better grasp
    of the concept and valued it more.

14
Early Research Results
  • 5. Almost no one had it done with them. (parents
    )
  • 6. More informal than intentional.
  • 7. Everyone felt they could/should do better.

15
WT Ideas
  • Drive Time
  • Passport to Manhood
  • The Shoe Box
  • Legacy Letters
  • Sunday Evening Calls

16
WT Ideas
  • Daddy Time
  • Camp Grandma
  • Camp Grandpa
  • Video History
  • Scrap Books/Photo tree

17
Story Telling
  • Family values
  • Family history
  • Bedtime is a great time
  • Hop on pop
  • Meal time stories

18
Action Steps
  • Seek wisdom
  • Be intentional about WT
  • Determine best vehicle(s)
  • Just Do It

19
Kiwanis Wisdom Transfer
  • Document your thoughts
  • Seek ways to share
  • Teach, video, write, blog
  • Always name a Vice-Chair
  • Target a younger person

20
Share Your Wisdom
  • robparker_at_kiwanis.org
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