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Hi guys! Just want to know your thoughts about wisdom and knowledge.

What's the best for you? Wisdom or knowledge?

  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Knowledge can be destructive without the wisdom to use it properly - and wisdom can't be attained without knowledge.

    Seek knowledge - pray for the wisdom to use it well.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Knowledge can be destructive without the wisdom to use it properly - and wisdom can't be attained without knowledge.
      This is exactly why I've never bothered to acquire either.
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        Wisdom every time. It takes specialized knowledge in order to build a nuclear bomb but it is not wise to do so...
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    • Profile picture of the author lcombs
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Knowledge can be destructive without the wisdom to use it properly - and wisdom can't be attained without knowledge.

      Seek knowledge - pray for the wisdom to use it well.
      I think it depends on the context of "knowledge".

      If by knowledge you mean simple "book" knowledge, as in memorizing facts and figures, then wisdom wins hands-down.

      However, wisdom can be gained through personal experience and observation, which, in turn gives you knowledge beyond facts and figures.
      In which case, the 2 go hand-in-hand.

      I think, to a certain degree, wisdom is a character trait that leads people to observe and learn.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by lcombs View Post

        I think it depends on the context of "knowledge".

        If by knowledge you mean simple "book" knowledge, as in memorizing facts and figures, then wisdom wins hands-down.

        However, wisdom can be gained through personal experience and observation, which, in turn gives you knowledge beyond facts and figures.
        In which case, the 2 go hand-in-hand.

        I think, to a certain degree, wisdom is a character trait that leads people to observe and learn.
        I think you are confusing education and knowledge. You can't have wisdom about something you have no idea about. Everyday life gives us knowledge - experience is knowledge, education is just one more form of knowledge, not knowledge itself.
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        • Profile picture of the author lcombs
          Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

          I think you are confusing education and knowledge. You can't have wisdom about something you have no idea about. Everyday life gives us knowledge - experience is knowledge, education is just one more form of knowledge, not knowledge itself.
          Isn't knowing what you don't know a sign of wisdom?

          OK...
          I think I may be out my league here but, here goes...

          I think education and knowledge are one in the same.
          If I hit my head on something and it hurts I have just been been educated.
          I now know that if I hit my head on something it will hurt.

          Wisdom is knowing not to hit my head on something in the first place.

          Knowledge is a result of being educated.
          Wisdom is having insite without necessarily having knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    Let me suggest that you ask a better question. In the buffet of life, a combination of wisdom, knowledge, AND ACTION will serve you well.

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    Originally Posted by eurekapsycrille View Post

    Hi guys! Just want to know your thoughts about wisdom and knowledge.

    What's the best for you? Wisdom or knowledge?

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    • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
      Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

      Let me suggest that you ask a better question. In the buffet of life, a combination of wisdom, knowledge, AND ACTION will serve you well.

      Joe Mobley

      Since this is an off-topic section, I think it's not a bad thing to ask whatever I want.

      However, if anybody will back up your suggestion, then that's the time that I will ask the what you said "better question"

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      • Profile picture of the author bphalen7
        I have to agree with HeySal. Just like Solomon though, wisdom alone is not enough.. it must be accompanied by knowledge and the will to stand firm.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
        Fair enough. You should be able to ask anything you want.

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        Originally Posted by eurekapsycrille View Post

        Since this is an off-topic section, I think it's not a bad thing to ask whatever I want.

        However, if anybody will back up your suggestion, then that's the time that I will ask the what you said "better question"

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  • Profile picture of the author mongsky
    50% wisdom & 50% knowledge
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    both are essential but everyone's definition of wisdom and knowledge may be different and certainly everyone uses them differently.
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  • Profile picture of the author g4r3th
    Wisdom is the winner for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
      Originally Posted by g4r3th View Post

      Wisdom is the winner for me.

      Why wisdom?
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        As Eleanor Roosevelt said:

        "Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life."
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        • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          As Eleanor Roosevelt said:

          "Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life."
          So either way will make you profit..
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          • Profile picture of the author HeySal
            Originally Posted by jonnyhardbaked View Post

            So either way will make you profit..
            No - knowledge will make you profit - wisdom will make you prophet.
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            • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
              Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

              No - knowledge will make you profit - wisdom will make you prophet.

              Yeah! Just like prophet Jeremiah, He has no knowledge but full of wisdom

              - Wanna be like him?!
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          • Profile picture of the author AtaArticles
            Personally, you cannot attain wisdom in some aspects of life without knowledge.
            Although, the latter is priceless in comparison. With regards to knowledge, it depends if it's beneficial in your decision making or not. Hence, wisdom comes into play in your final decision based on your knowledge i guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Yarbrough
    I think wisdom comes from experiance, or age. Knowledge grows from what your interested in.
    The longer your interested in a subject, the wiser you become in using that knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
    Very well said icombs
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both
    directions anyway before crossing it.


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  • Profile picture of the author pilatospoonfork
    Read the story of king Solomon and you will have an idea of what wisdom really is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Wisdom or knowledge? That's a little like asking which is more important, your leg or your arm. Wisdom and knowledge go hand-in-hand. One without the other leaves a person noetically challenged.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
    Let's put this right here: Both are important. Just like a bird's wing. It's like you're asking what's important? The left or right wing?

    - Get my point?
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  • Profile picture of the author pennington33
    Wisdom for me. Anyone can get Knowledge just by opening up a couple of books. But wisdom comes from age and tough things you go threw in life. What dont kill you will make you stronger.
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