Becoming Wise : TED Radio Hour We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. This hour, TED speakers explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life.

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Becoming Wise

We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. This hour, TED speakers explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life.

"There are these great patterns to life — and we all go through them." — Joshua Prager Marla Aufmuth/TED hide caption

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What Can Great Writers Teach Us About Growing Up and Getting Old?

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"I think that kids are often kind of like icebergs in the sense that ... we start asking them questions about bigger issues, we can find so much that is under the water." — Adora Svitak James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Wisdom Can Adults Learn From Kids?

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I Know Things Now Stephen Sondheim

"In nature everything is so uniquely itself ... and there is a pace to the natural world and a genius to the natural world that arises out of that state of being." — Boyd Varty Marla Aufmuth/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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What Wisdom Can We Gain From Nature?

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Wise Alex Mercado Trio

"We don't end conversations with any of my children without 'I love you, I care about you, I miss you, I need you, I have to see you.'" — Tony Porter James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Can One Generation Teach The Next About Manhood?

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"We get carried away from the really important things, but we can remind each other what really matters. That's wisdom." — Robert Waldinger John Werner/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Can A 75-Year-Old Study Deliver Wisdom For All Of Us?

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The Wisdom Of Time The Supremes