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Knowledge & Wisdom

There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. They are not the same.

  • Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable.
  • Wisdom knows not to include it in a fruit salad.
  • Knowledge is knowing about budgeting, spending, saving, and how to manage my money.
  • Wisdom understands how money impacts the quality of my life and my future.
  • Knowledge is knowing all about what mindfulness is.
  • Wisdom knows when I tend to drift in my thoughts and how I need to be aware and mindful. 
  • Knowledge is knowing that someone is aggressive and petty.
  • Wisdom knows that actively engaging such a person will rob one of peace of mind.
  • Knowledge is the experience of the pain when we fail. It is also an understanding of why we failed.
  • Wisdom is to know that the failure happened for a reason. To help one grow. 
  • Knowledge is knowing the impact COVID-19 is going to have for the business. 
  • Wisdom recognizes and accepts that there will be an impact and takes appropriate measures to protect the business.

Knowledge is the theory of facts and data that I have learned. It can come through education, research, observation, Investigation, and experience. I am knowledgable when I am aware of something and having the right information.

Wisdom is the application of knowledge. It is my judgment about what part of the knowledge is relevant, and how I can apply it to my life. Wisdom has a deeper meaning. It also helps me with why something is the way it is and what it means to my life.

I obtain knowledge, while wisdom is developed.

As we age, we may gain a lifetime of knowledge, but it is essential to measure ourselves on the wisdom scale. In today’s times, knowledge is no longer power. It is cheap and easy to access. The real power is in the wisdom of making the right choices that help enhance the quality of our life. Realize your potential by being wise.

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