Intelligence And Wisdom.

I received the following as a forward from a friend in WhatsApp and found it very interesting. I hope that my readers do too.

1. Intelligence leads to arguments.
Wisdom leads to settlements.
2. Intelligence is power of will.
Wisdom is power OVER will.
3. Intelligence is heat, it burns.
Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.
4. Intelligence is pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker.
Wisdom is pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.
5. Intelligence is holding on.
Wisdom is letting go.
6. Intelligence leads you.
Wisdom guides you.
7. An intelligent man thinks he knows everything.
A wise man knows that there is still something to learn.
8. An intelligent man always tries to prove his point.
A wise man knows there really is no point.
9. An intelligent man freely gives unsolicited advice.
A wise man keeps his counsel until all options are considered.
10. An intelligent man understands what is being said.
A wise man understands what is left unsaid.
11. An intelligent man speaks when he has to say something.
A wise man speaks when he has something to say.
12. An intelligent man sees everything as relative.
A wise man sees everything as related.
13. An intelligent man tries to control the mass flow.
A wise man navigates the mass flow.
14. An intelligent man preaches.
A wise man reaches.

Intelligence is good
but wisdom achieves better results.

15 thoughts on “Intelligence And Wisdom.”

  1. Poof! It’s not an either-or-thing — not all intelligent people are arrogant know-it-alls. Do you really have that limited experience with intelligent people?

    1. That sounded a lot harsher than I meant it, but I would like you to think about the subject. I know too many intelligent people who don’t fit the description in your post.

  2. Could not disagree more – I am with CM on this one and would simply add an intelligent person knows the value of wisdom and strives to achieve it

    1. Are you sure that all intelligent people strive to achieve wisdom? I know a lot of the former who are anything but wise. And, for the record, I know quite a few of the latter who are not intelligent in the modern sense of the word but either street smart, read wise, or endowed with what we call her plenty of native wisdom.

  3. That was my reaction, too, about erroneous assumptions as soon as I read the false statement that “an intelligent man thinks he knows everything”. Such generalizations can be dangerous.

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