Happy Tuesday my friends,
As we close July our message today, I found to be very enlightening and hope you do too.
KNOWLEDGE: (NOUN) facts, information and skills acquired by a person through experimental or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
WISDOM: the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge and good judgment.
KNOWLEDGE VS. WISDOM
“Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom.” (Hermann Hesse)
Knowing things is not the same as being wise. Knowledge is the accumulation of facts and information; wisdom is knowledge tempered by experience and perspective. We can acquire knowledge from others. Becoming wise is a journey that we each must travel on our own.
NOTE TO SELF
I want to learn as much as I can, from every possible source. This will help me be smarter and more knowledgeable. But however knowledgeable I may become, there is no shortcut to becoming wise. I have to live and experience success and failure, day by day.
First learn much, and then seek to understand it profoundly. (Talmud)
When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing. (Zen saying)
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it. (Albert Einstein)
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop / Than when we soar. (William Wordsworth)
Just a little food for thought as we begin the month of August on our path toward self improvement and a more positive outlook in our daily lives.
Wishing everyone and great week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off