If you’re wondering why I keep posting definitions, the answer is easy: for understanding to take place, everyone has to be “playing” by the same rules, or if you prefer, we have to have a mutual understanding of the language being used. This is important. Example: Several years ago, I was engaged in a conversation with someone who at the beginning made it fairly interesting – until he tried to make a point that made me question what he was saying. After questioning him, he stood by his definition of the word he was using, even after giving him the dictionary definition. His stubbornness finally caused the conversation to be terminated.
For those that know me, I’m one that has always looked for consistencies and inconsistencies. I question the inconsistencies to understand why. Some answers come easily, others seem to be a lifetime of learning.
- Knowledge is the accumulation of information: I’m sure most of you have met many who have a vast storehouse of information, but seem to have no ability to use it.
- Wisdom is applying the accumulated information with experiences: Having the knowledge and knowing how to use it.
- Intelligence is having the ability to reason/think.
These definitions and actions serve us well in the physical world, but there is something more than what’s listed above – it’s that something that a great deal of us are experiencing now and even some of us have been “feeling” for the last week or two.
There are few things in our world that I subscribe to the notion of, “… it can’t be wrong if everyone is doing it,” mainly because I’m not comfortable with the “mob” mentality. When there’s a choice to be made, I decide for me, even if the decision has to take in consideration, ‘will my choice be good only for me, or will it be good for all concerned?’ With this being stated, what is going on? Why do we “feel” or “sense” there is something going on, but it defies our “normal” rationale?
From my gathered information, my own experiences, I’ve come to an understanding that may change as I gather more information, but I’ll continue with this thought later. While you wait, see what you can find 😉
All the best!
- The Difference Between Knowledge and Intelligence (vanetua.wordpress.com)