What does this phrase mean to you? I believe that before you can be considered wise you must first be honest with yourself.  For example, if your child has a difficult time interacting with other children a parent may first look inward and ask, “how does my child see me interacting with those in my life?” A child learns primarily from his or her experiences. So if a child argues or hits it could be a correlation to what he or she sees happening in his of her own life. Do you agree with this statement or what do you get from this quote?