The Difference Between Intelligence and Wisdom

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10 Jul 2018, 6:53 pm

I'm making this thread because I want to delve into a topic that is very philosophical. Let's talk about the difference between intelligence and wisdom.

Here is how I define the terms.

Intelligence: The ability to see the world as it really is.

Wisdom: The ability to emotionally cope with the world and it's harsh realities, so that you don't go insane.

Intelligence is usually something that people are born with, but not every intelligent person learns wisdom. That's why so many smart people go mad from the revelation.

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10 Jul 2018, 7:25 pm

Intelligence: The ability to learn from your own mistakes.

Wisdom: The ability to learn from someone else's mistakes.

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10 Jul 2018, 8:58 pm

Intelligence: The minds ability to learn and apply knowledge.
Wisdom: The minds ability to acquire knowledge without learning it.


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11 Jul 2018, 1:52 am

The fruitsalad saying comes to mind.


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11 Jul 2018, 6:38 am

He said knowledge and wisdom but the idea's still pretty much the same:

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." - Miles Kington

Suppose that means don't take your categories and heuristics too literally, probably because nearly everything we interact with is multifaceted and its worth evaluating appropriateness situation by situation.


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11 Jul 2018, 8:12 am

From playing AD&D...

Intelligence: One's ability to analyze information.

Wisdom: One's willpower, common sense, perception, and intuition.


From watching the "Jurassic Park" movies...

Intelligence: Figuring out if you could bring back the dinosaurs.

Wisdom: Figuring out if you should bring back the dinosaurs.


From watching other movies...

High Intelligence & Low Wisdom: Dr. Frankenstein

High Wisdom & Low Intelligence: Forrest Gump


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11 Jul 2018, 4:11 pm

KSA's: Knowledge Skills and Abilities
ISA's: Instinct Skills and Abilities
One comes out of Books;
The other comes out of You.

i Prefer me.

True; the Second one Lives
And is more likely to Bring
Happiness when Real.

Other than that
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Day and SMiLEs...;)


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11 Jul 2018, 4:52 pm

Intelligence: “book smarts”
Wisdom: “street smart”