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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Wisdom vs Knowledge Reply with quote

Wisdom vs Knowledge, which do you prefer?
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both!!

Knowledge is paramount to a MAist, imho!! Knowledge can't be without wisdom, and wisdom can't be without knowledge; they're quite dependent upon one another.

My students are learning from my knowledge THROUGH my wisdom, as well, in which I encourage them to seek their own knowledge through their own wisdom...AS IT'S ACQUIRED.

For me, saying Knowledge VS Wisdom, is setting them against one another, and in a way that seems to require one to chose one over another. This to me is counterproductive!! Both are necessary for balance.

We each, in our own way, acquire knowledge and wisdom differently. Some get their Aha moments faster than others, and some take much longer for the light bulb to come on. At least their both getting it, and that's important.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... That's almost like asking someone if they prefer to be not hungry, or not thirsty.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
Hmmm... That's almost like asking someone if they prefer to be not hungry, or not thirsty.

Now THAT, right there, is a very good answer!!



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a person is full of wisdom is there no thirst for knowledge?

If a person is full of knowledge is there no need of food for thought?

Wise people do wise things no out of having an abundance knowledge as there are plenty of ignorant knowledgeable people around to be had.

Wise choices and educated guesses are different depending on your understanding of the two.

Ignorance and knowledge is forever changing but stays the same, the wise know this from observing and experience.
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JR 137
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without knowledge, there is no wisdom. All wise people are knowledgeable, yet I know plenty of knowledgeable people who arenít very wise at all.

Wisdom is the appropriate application of knowledge.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not quantity but the quality of wisdom and knowledge that is valuable.
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OneKickWonder
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every day, the clever gains some knowledge. Every day, the wise man gives up some certainty. Maybe.

I don't know who originally wrote or Saudi that. It's just one of the many nuggets of wisdom imparted to us by the narrator of the classic 80s TV series, Monkey.
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Spartacus Maximus
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knowledge is just information. Wisdom is understanding what should or must be done with it in any given case. This is the reason why wisdom is not as common as knowledge. Knowledge can be learned through study, but wisdom can only come from experience. The two qualities complement and complete eachother.
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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JR 137 wrote:
Without knowledge, there is no wisdom. All wise people are knowledgeable, yet I know plenty of knowledgeable people who arenít very wise at all.

Wisdom is the appropriate application of knowledge.


Well said!
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