To find out, you could use the Jeste-Thomas Wisdom Index. Consisting of twenty-eight multiple choice questions predicated on seven subscales, you’d receive a global rating between one and five, five being the high in wisdom.
I took the test twice and received four plus a fraction each time. Let’s just say a “solid four.” Assuming that Jesus and the Buddha would have scored a five, I can say that I have 80% of the wisdom possessed by these great spiritual teachers. (Actually, Jesus and the Buddha are probably “off the scale” in wisdom.) Regarding the subscales, my low scores were “emotional regulation” and “social advising.” My high scores were “self-reflection” and “spirituality.”
Well, Quakers should certainly be wise. Want to find out how wise and Quakerly you are? Click HERE for the online Jeste-Thomas Index.
~ Richard Russell
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