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Knowledge vs Wisdom

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Knowledge vs Wisdom
What's the difference between Knowledge and Wisdom? 'Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?' -T.S. Eliot. Knowledge is gathered from learning and education, while most say that wisdom is gathered from day-to-day experiences and is a state of...

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Knowledge And Wisdom

  • Knowledge is the factual information, the awareness, and understanding of a subject. It is basically information about something that comes from learning facts.
  • Wisdom is the ability to use knowledge and expertise to make sound judgement and decisions. It is an intangible quality that comes from experience and observation.

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The Time Factor

More time means that a person can attain more knowledge, but as knowledge is a passive acquisition of facts and data, having more knowledge does not mean having wisdom.

Wisdom tends to be less affected by time, as it requires additional steps of applying judgement, drawing conclusions and adapting one’s behaviour accordingly.

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Application of Knowledge and Wisdom

  • Wisdom is related to knowledge, just as practice is related to theory. Wisdom is intrinsic whereas knowledge comes from external sources.
  • Application of wisdom requires more than facts and data, like speculations, feelings, moral and ethical values. Applying knowledge is a much simpler and more linear process.

Example: Development of nuclear weapons requires knowledge, but during wartime, using nuclear weapons on a country requires wisdom.

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The Four Stages of Knowledge

1. Increase the quality of your awareness to find the best seeds.

2. Cultivate curiosity to sprout and strengthen your roots.

3. Diligently mine information and build skill sets to grow your tree.

4. Produce and distribute seeds of your own to reiterate what you (think you) know.

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Principles for seeking wisdom

  • Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.
  • "I’m not smart enough to figure everything out myself, so I want to master the best of what other people have already figured out."

If you want to think better...

  • Become better at probing other people’s thinking. Ask questions. Simple ones are better. “Why” is the best.
  • Slow down. Make sure you give yourself time to think.
  • Probe yourself. Try and understand if you’re talking about something you really know something about or if you’re just regurgitating something you heard.

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...is the number we check our phones  on a daily basis. 

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2 kinds of memories

  • explicit, created through conscious experience;
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