Wisdom is a difficult word to define. But in The Giver, Lois Lowry offers an answer. In The Giver, when the elders need to make some decisions, they’ll ask the Receiver of memory for some proposal. And in the old China, the emperor will ask the clever one to make some decisions. I think that may point out the Receiver of memory is a sign of the wisdom. And also, the past memory is a sign of wisdom too. The people in the community don’t know anything about the past; they only know things about their job. People in the community think the Receiver of memory is clever, is because the Receiver can give the proposal to the elders. That’s may point that someone who has wisdom means he know a lot and he know everything just like the Receiver.