In order to thrive as humans we must learn from each other.
We don’t have all the time in the world to make all the mistakes. That’s why we need to “eat” from the “fruit” other people give to the world, produced through their lifetime of trail and error, experimenting and learning.
This “fruit” is called wisdom and it applies to most of us. We each can learn from the wisdom of others because it holds universal truth about life. No matter how your path differs from theirs, you can apply their wisdom to walk your path without making the same mistakes. That’s how we thrive as humanity. Here are 7 powerful lessons from 7 of the most brilliant people in human history:
“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.”― Rabindranath Tagore
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius
“When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” ― Gautama Buddha
“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” ― Plato
“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. ” ― Swami Vivekananda
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” ― Aristotle
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself!” ― Chanakya