This chapter begins by asking ourselves what is wisdom ?

This is a difficult question made more so if you play a lot of Dungeons and Dragons.

In D&D, characters are defined by attributes in both Intelligence and Wisdom. Intelligence is a trait favoured by Wizards and governs language and skills acquisition ( in the appropriate edition ) whereas Wisdom, favoured by clerics,  determined your ability to resist spells that affect your emotions.

Occasionally, a D&D player can end up with a character that has high Intelligence but low Wisdom and vice versa and it would be quite difficult to portray such a character properly in a role-playing game.

Rolf Dobelli has an interesting solution to this puzzle in D&D.

Whereas a person with high intelligence can find all sorts of creative and novels way to get out of the trouble, a person with high wisdom is usually smart enough to …