Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good

Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good

What exactly does it mean to be wise? And is it possible to grow and even accelerate its unfolding? For over two decades, geriatric psychiatrist Dilip Jeste, MD, has led the search for the biological and cognitive roots of wisdom. What's emerged from his work is that wisdom is a very real and deeply multi-layered set of traits. Across many cultures and centuries, he's found that wise people are: Compassionate and empathetic, aware of their gifts and blind spots, open-minded, resolute and calm amid uncertainty, altruistic decision-makers who learn from their experiences, able to see from many perspectives and altitudes, and often blessed with a sense of adventure and humor.

In his new book Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good, Dr. Jeste, a pioneer in the field of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom, reflects on the modern rise in suicides, opioid abuse, loneliness, and internet addiction that is damaging people's health and destroying the social fabric. But we all have the ability to nurture and grow every facet of wisdom to face these challenges and others more effectively.

Event Date/Time:  November 19, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.
Registration for the event here.

Following Dr. Jeste’s talk, he will be interviewed by Howard Nusbaum, Ph.D., director of the Center for Practical Wisdom at the University of Chicago.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Dr. Jeste's book "Wiser" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Dr. Jeste that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/.../dilip-jeste-md-wiser...

NOTE: The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS will appear in red font at the top of your email receipt from The Book Stall. Please look for it!

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