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How to turn knowledge into wisdom

By Alice Landry

“Knowledge is information that you’ve been exposed to and integrated into your mind as something you know and are aware of.

Once you’ve been presented with something new and learn about it, at what point does that knowledge translate into wisdom?

True wisdom is more than just applied knowledge. You may be able to “see one, do one, teach one,” but that doesn’t necessarily qualify you as a wise person.

For example, you know you shouldn’t smoke, and you decide to quit. Yet you continue with a daily struggle, your stress level and blood pressure increases, and you end up substituting one addiction for another. Does that constitute wisdom?”

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August 25, 2009 - Posted by | Wisdom Blog posts

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