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Wisdom versus Knowledge If a person has been taught much knowledge does this make him wiser What if the question were asked reversed If a person is considered to be wise is this because he has been taught a lot of knowledge If the former question was to be answered without the latter being asked it might make more sense However if thought out thoroughly to be wise may not necessarly mean to have been taught a lot of knowledge Wisdom doesnt come straight from knowledge nor does knowledge come from wisdom An iota of information that one feels has some sort of importance or value something that can be carried on through life is considered wisdom But information with non of this can be considered straight knowledge In Inge Bells essay she emphasizes the importance of wisdom versus knowledge and why wisdom needs to be stressed more than knowledge In todays education system however this concept of wisdom being a better value and a more important value doesnt seem to matter The education system today mainly consists of the teachers just teaching and the students just learning Basically the all knowing teacher fills the facts into the blank minded student than the student in one form or another regurgitates the information back out In return they both gain nothing but mumble jumble Students need to take a stronger stand in their education and absorb both wisdom and knowledge from what they are being taught Wisdom and knowledge can be very similar to each other or very different from each other depending on the individual Bell mentions wisdom as being able to know about oneself so that the person has enough understanding to live comfortably Having wisdom involves the ability to keep your emotional and mental balance in life 112 Yet wisdom shouldnt be a self-centered issue If wisdom has to involve both a mental and an emotional balance than self-knowledge is one
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