on wisdom.

The great philosopher Ghazali was once robbed at sword point traveling in a large caravan. He was forced to hand over his most prized possessions –written impressions and observations from his most recent journey in the fertile intellectual world of the medieval Middle East. He vowed in that moment to always memorize what he studied and wrote, all the wisdom he acquired along the way. He never wanted someone to be able to take learning away from him. Indeed, wisdom is elusive. It requires being awake when others are sleep, moving when others are not, hungry when others are satiated. Wisdom implies that you are free when others are shackled and that even when you are in chains you remain free.