Following up on a small note in a talk I listened to recently the speaker (can't remember who) commented on the fact that wisdom isn't really a valued quality or even recognized at all. We have prizes and social prestige for smart people, powerful people, charisma, beauty, strength, kindness, charity, bravery... I could probably keep going, but wisdom really isn't in there.
So I googled around for some writing around the idea and really couldn't find much compared to all the stuff about those other qualities but I did come across Ursula M. Staudinger, someone who is doing research into wisdom.
My hope would be that the success of research into meditation might lead to the further benefit of wisdom. There is already research branching off of meditation into compassion.
IMO the lack of wisdom in coming to and making decisions is at the heart of what is going wrong with the world today, people rely more and more on purely ideological ways of deciding the best course of action rather than " achiev(ing) a balance between the general, the greater good, and the individual good"
Does anyone have any examples of wisdom being celebrated or recognized in their world?