Knowledge Is Not The Same As Wisdom

Since the internet and social media have played a larger role in our lives we have unprecedented access to information about almost anything. This is good and scary in different ways. It’s good for the purposes of education and mastering a subject. I remember my parents and others who are older than me telling me about how when they would write a paper for school or wanted to learn something new they had to go to a library to look it up which took a lot of time. When I was a teenager my mom would sometimes tell us all very loudly: “I love the internet!” It sure has made life more convenient. For example, I learned how to make the logo for this website by watching YouTube videos about how to make and draw a logo on Adobe Illustrator.

What makes me nervous about how we rely so much on the internet is the fact that privacy is a major concern. How many times have you had to tell someone to not put something on Facebook? If we’re seeking it, nothing is sacred or left to ourselves or an inner circle of family and friends anymore.

Wisdom is something that we ought to seek instead of just knowledge. You can have a lot of knowledge, but if you don’t know how to use it for the good of yourself or for other people then it is ultimately meaningless. Wisdom is the proper application of knowledge. It helps us form good judgement, discover truth, and be a positive influence to people in our lives. Wisdom helps us form a sound mind and a loving heart.

“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, for the gain from it is better than gain from silver and its profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand, in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace” Proverbs 3:13-17

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  1. Great post!

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