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