In either of the two types of knowledge, the problem with it is the event of unnecessary and sometimes, unwanted or unwelcome, sharing.I am sure you have come across people with loads of knowledge like this, people who can and will pipe up at any given time, listing out facts, experiences or opinions about any topic in conversation at the slightest, or maybe without even the slightest, inclination.All of a sudden they realize how much money was thrown away just from the food they’d left on their plates. The second would be the sacrifices they would have to make to be sure that there will be enough money to get to the end of the month.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines the word wisdom as “the quality of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding, etc.; good judgment; sagacity (penetrating intelligence and sound judgment).” In this paper, I will present my interpretation of one instance of how wisdom is obtained and hopefully passed on.
I perceive wisdom as the ability to make the best decision or select the best course of action according to the current situation with respect to prior similar situations and their outcomes.
Wisdom is what I like to call acquired knowledge over time and experience.
Wisdom is often associated with a formal education.
Yet, the whole concept of wisdom is so wide that one cannot completely explain it in even a hundred thousand words.
Again, if we have to define it, we can compare it to being the quality of knowledge, self-transcendence and insight.I cannot emphasize enough on the fact that both these types of people are equally irritating.“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest.Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” This quote, voiced out by Confucius, who was a Chinese philosopher and politician, seems to sum up what wisdom really is in just a couple of words.If we have to put a definition to it, we could claim it is the awareness or understanding of facts, information and skills, that can be acquired either by education, that is to say, theoretical knowledge, or personal experiences, that is to say, practical knowledge.It could also include familiarity with different objects or basically any fact of learning that is gained, known and remembered through association with others.It includes the possession of virtues of benevolence, generosity and true understanding.The dictionary has a slightly different definition to it, although they both stem from the same thought process.For someone just starting down the road to independence alone, or with peer help, it is a long and tough journey towards that comfortable utopia that was taken for granted while residing with their parents.Once the realization hits that they will be paying all the bills, there will be at least two more mind-boggling realizations.Sometimes, knowledgeable people do not even understand or realise that they are making a conversation awkward by sprouting out unknown facts, or that they are making a nuisance of themselves.On other occasions, they do it on purpose, to proclaim and display how intelligent they are.