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  • Nothing more than a troublesome tooth.

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  • A combination of knowledge and experience.

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  1. #1 Is Wisdom just a troublesome tooth? 
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    Wisdom [I contend] is nothing more than a troublesome tooth waiting to give the unsuspecting traveller through life yet another difficult experience.

    What say you all?


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    It depends what you understand by the word “wisdom”. Wisdom is something totally different then intelligence, or so I think. I think it is nothing more then the knowledge gained by experience. You can have a lot of knowledge from books, but that’s not the same as knowledge gained by experience. If you experienced something you are in a better position to understand what it is, and that is what I see as Wisdom


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    Wisdom is one of those words that only seems to have subjective definitions. What is a wise decision? - You may think it is wise to avoid conflict, in which case wisdom could be considered 'doing what is right for the majority', yet another subjective.

    For my own part:

    Wisdom: The ability to arrive at a decision or course of action based on a consideration of all the influencing factors.

    Thus simply a wise person will tend to consider more of the possibilities than an unwise person.
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    In that case I will agree that wisdom is nothing more than a troublesome tooth. You can consider as many possibilities as you want, there is always more then one ‘right’ way to do something. (If there is something like the right way to do)
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    To me, wisdom is a matter of perception, focus and judgement.

    Isn't intelligence 'knowledge gained by experience'. Maybe intelligence is more of a tangible knowledge that can be accesed when needed while wisdom is an intangible knowledge that is always at work. :?
    Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself. -Spoon Boy
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    I think it is a combination of judgment, experience, knowledge, intellegence, and intellect.
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    I guess it's one of those things that 'we all know what it is, but it's difficult to define'
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    teeth all the way, i got mine.

    for me its not wise or unwise its more of smart or clever.
    a clever person may fit the definition* of wise in some cases and a smart person may fit the definition of wise in some other cases.

    *by definition i really mean Bilco's definition.
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