By Fiona Smith
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy | Students Pepper-sprayed at UC-Davis “All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.” George Orwell | Two men arrested at Occupy Oakland “No one is immune to the power of […]Read more
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How we traded in our wisdom for mindless luxury.
Our culture’s lack of wisdom is pulling us further and further away from the consequences of our way of life. We watch television and advertisements that tell us to live an increasingly decadent lifestyle and we happily oblige, indulging in harmful behavior and plundering the planet, covering our ears and eyes when we hear of […]Read more
Comparing intellect to wisdom; the true form of intellect.
Throughout our research on Wisdom for the film, we often asked ourselves, what is the difference between Wisdom and intellect (and we capitalize the word Wisdom purposely here)? The answer—at first—was difficult to find. Intellect is often misunderstood as a measurement of one’s intelligence, but it’s better defined as the ability to express one’s intelligence and […]Read more
Embracing Indigenous Knowledge as a way forward.
In looking for an elective to fill my university schedule this year, my curiosity was most piqued by the idea of a women’s studies minor. I can say most people who I shared this with rolled their eyes or made a joke, but I tried to assure them (not always calmly) that the women’s studies […]Read more