Florian K.
Professional Teacher
What is more important intelligence or wisdom?
I remember my friend telling me that she would rather have wisdom than intelligence.
I thought about it for a while and I agree with her. It is because wisdom is something not all
intelligent people have. You can be intelligent but still, lack wisdom.

Let us differentiate wisdom from intelligence first.

1. Wisdom means being wise. A child can be wiser than an adult who is intelligent. 
If you have wisdom, you think and act fast in accordance with vast knowledge, experience, common sense, and great insight. You have a good understanding of what is right and wrong. You are very capable no matter how difficult the situation is, you can
make good judgment.


2. Intelligence means you have acquired useful knowledge and you know how to use it.
A person who is studious, scholarly and great in theoretical knowledge.
 Intelligence is often associated with learning and your ability to acquire new knowledge.

I think wisdom is very important for me, I live in an environment that requires me to act and think fast.  In challenging environments, I would need to make wise judgments. Because of my sports ( trail running ) and the environment that I am in, I would need to make decisions based on wisdom. Your experiences will teach you wisdom and also making mistakes. I think when humans make mistakes, they become wiser the next time. In addition, I have gained wisdom from friends and even strangers. I have learned more from life than what I read in the books.

What about you? 
What is more important intelligence or wisdom?
( If you have both then you have intellectual wisdom)

Enjoy your weekend. :-)

May 31, 2019 10:51 PM
Comments · 4

As you mentioned, wisdom makes us wise and a wise person can use his knowledge properly so that no one gets hurt by what they do. But, a knowledgeable person with no wisdom has the potential to destroy the world(you can take reference from history!) 

So, knowledge is like a wild horse, but wisdom guides it properly to a destination. 

Lastly, I am sorry but I think one can't have enough wisdom than what they can hold, but we need to know how to manage it well without any confusion. 

June 1, 2019
@Pouyan Hashemi I agree with you. Too much wisdom will cause suffering. 
June 1, 2019
Well, the more one knows, the more s/he suffers. Wisdom brings pain with itself. When one knows things, they can point out flaws or fallacies, therefore nothing satisfies the person. However, as the saying goes: "True wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

Humankind is a greedy creature, seeking to get and gain everything. Not succeeding in the task, he suffocates...

To my idea, knowing you'll never know enough and trying to live with that is the choice 👌🏻

June 1, 2019
@Troglodyte That is true. Both are actually important. Having knowledge without wisdom means one cannot make the right choices.
June 1, 2019
Florian K.
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, Other
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Finnish, Other