Jason Merchey: Values of the Wise

Jason Merchey has spent the last two decades searching for wisdom: what values and virtues “wise people” tend to be interested in, and how wisdom can play a fundamental role in both improving the lives of individuals (e.g., happiness, success, well-being, etc.) as well as on a societal level (e.g., less tribalism, more critical thinking, fewer extreme positions on religion, politics, and so on). Jason’s fourth book is entitled “Wisdom- A Very Valuable Virtue That Cannot Be Bought” where he combines psychological research, philosophical principles, and personal insights.

He also has a website (valuesofthewise.com) where he built a database of thousands of quotes from past thinkers and philosophers.

Greater wisdom leads to improved personal growth, happiness, and success. In fact, the word philosophy is Greek for “the love of wisdom.”

“Wisdom is a Very Valuable Virtue that Cannot be Bought.”

“The real problem of humanity is the following: We have, Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology.” (E. O. Wilson)

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