Do you see any difference between wisdom and knowledge?

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
January 5, 2007 6:44am CST
what is it?
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Jan 07
Yes, I think there is a very slight difference, in that knowledge is just accumulated knowledge which you store, but maybe don't use too often. It can be helpful or useless, depending on what you have knowledge of. We all have knowledge of life, and every day things but do we use that knowledge with wisdom? I don't think everybody does. Wisdom, on the other hand, is putting what knowledge you have collected to good use, and applying it in a way which benefits yourself and others. Wise people have the capacity to share their knowledge with others and sometimes, can calculate, from their depth of knowledge, what the outcome of things probably will be. I think the two go hand in hand, but they are not quite the same thing. What do you think?
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
so you are saying that wisdom is more like knowledge being applied and not simply accumulation of facts in our minds?
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Jan 07
Yes, something to that effect. You can just store knowledge in your head, and leave it there. Acts performed from this knowledge are acts of wisdom.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
thanks for the insight.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
5 Jan 07
Wisdom imples to Wisemen, who take extra care not to make mistakes. Knowledge includes everyone except Wise, and they tend to make mistakes.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
thanks, so in effect you are saying that wisdom is higher than knowledge?
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• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
there is a difference between wisdom and knowledge that comes in my mind...i think that wisdom is the extreme of knowledge that is gifted by the God to anyone for some special purpose ... you can say that wisdom is a talent blessed by God to very rare personalities!and i think knowledge is created from wisdom!whereas knowledge is something that u attain throughout your life from different experiences! Everyone can get the knowledge but everyone is not blessed with wisdom!its something very rare i thnk!
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
does it mean everybody can have knowledge but not everybody can have wisdom?