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Wisdom vs. knowledge

Posted by madeline on June 30, 2006, at 16:17:57

In reply to Continuing discussion of PD's--happyflower, posted by gardenergirl on June 27, 2006, at 22:05:27

I realize that this has been a contentious thread for some, but as someone who has spent countless hours learning, studying and earning degrees, I think I may have a little bit more to add.

Literally, I have spent the past 15 years of my life learning and teaching others about the human body. I "know" a lot about it.

In fact, I know enough to know that we don't know anything about it.

What we can say for sure about our minds and bodies probably wouldn't fill a thimble.

As a student it was my job to master "facts" and boy did I think I was SMART.

As a scientist it is now my job NOT to believe them and I have never felt more humbled and stupid.

You can never know enough and what you think you know is probably wrong.

It took me years to learn that and I think that is the essence of wisdom.

I don't know who this guy is, but this quote resonated with me and I think is very on point

Martin Fischer:
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.





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