Some of you are old enough to remember Science. It’s something virtually all of us used to believe in before the advent of a religion called Trumpianity. Now, not so much. But back in the day when this 81-year-old was learning about the world, he was taught that science and the scientific method comprised the best way to know what was what and what wasn’t. Anyway, in a newspaper supplement, the November 2020 issue of Spry Living, I was astonished to read a little article, “Why You Need to Wise Up.” “People with compassion,” I read, “are less lonely…"
A cross-cultural study from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and Sapienza University of Rome found that wisdom (which is equal parts compassion, empathy, balanced emotions and self-awareness) may protect against loneliness. ‘If we can increase someone’s compassion, wisdom is likely to go up and loneliness is likely to go down,’ said UCSD’s vice chancellor for health sciences David Brenner, M.D.”
Aha! I thought. Now I feel more justified in having written six books on practical wisdom, including most recently Wisdom for Living—Learning to Follow Your Inner Guidance (O Books, 2019), co-authored with Sharon Clark. So, if you’re interested in becoming less lonely not to mention more compassionate, empathetic, balanced in your emotions, and self-aware, do I have a book for you! Six, actually. Learn more about them at my author’s website: www.reynoldruslan.com. Or look for my name at amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll stop writing now and paste in photos of the book covers in question. Meantime, here’s to WISING UP!