Understanding what wisdom is, is not difficult. Wisdom has been defined millions of times by millions of people over the course of the history of time, right up until this very moment. What is difficult about wisdom is developing the ability to not only to practice it, but understand its application in each circumstance and culture. To be able to wield wisdom is to have the mindfulness to understand where you are and the ability to connect with your surroundings. For wisdom is built on the foundations of universal truths that cut across all the boundaries humans put up around themselves and thier cultures, but in order to truely be able to practice wisdom one must be able to see and act beyond ones self.