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The Wisdom Gap
Gettin' Schmitty
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The Wisdom Gap

The USA has a very big problem right now and it is due to a very large Wisdom Gap.

Look at it this way. Consider these FOUR things: Education; Intelligence; Experience; and, Wisdom. Think about each them. How to you acquire them? How do they interact?

Education you get in variety of ways, through books, or from a mentor/educator. In other words, you learn from others. The more interested you are in something the more attention you pay, and the more you learn. You can be educated by schools, by more experienced elders, etc.

Intelligence you are pretty much born with. It is the ability to solve problems. It is WHOLY independent from education. It is sometimes referred to as common sense or street smarts. With intelligence you can problem solve on your own and become educated on your own. There are MANY people who are educated but not intelligent. And, there are many people who are intelligent but not educated.

Experience is just that. You can’t fake it and you can’t take a short cut. You learn through experience by living your life. You learn from your own mistakes and you learn from the mistakes of others. You don’t really have meaningful experience until you are at least 45 years old (and it might even be more like 50), although, no one can tell you this when you are younger than 45. You think you have already seen everything and know everything.

And finally there is WISDOM. Wisdom is achieved through the combination and compilation of ALL of the above (education, intelligence and experience). The more you have of all three, the more wisdom you gain. And, conversely, the more you lack in any of the three, the more you lack in wisdom.

And now for the problem. We have arrived at unique place in American history. Because of the explosion of technology the youth in this country actually believe that they have (in their own minds) surpassed their elders in WISDOM. The youth have risen to positions within our society, our industries, and our politics prematurely. They lack the wisdom necessary to understand fully what is happening around them. They have been brain washed by liberal, progressive, socialists but they lack the wisdom necessary to realize it. They won’t realize for a decade or two how much WISDOM they lacked in their youth. Worse yet, they are also the largest portion of our population and growing larger every day.

Let’s hope this great Nation can survive the current Wisdom Gap.

Posted on: 8/30 4:45 pm
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Re: The Wisdom Gap
Makin' it Rain
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Apples-to-apples....wisdom is great!

Applying your apples to my apples...wisdom is opinion. Context matters.

But I do have to admit, that was a lot of words.

Posted on: 8/30 10:53 pm
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Re: The Wisdom Gap
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Because your wisdom doesn't include social media it is better wisdom? Nope, I don't agree.

Not endorsing social media as a legit source of info. Just saying today's youth can't think as simple-mindedly as SG. They have to wade the minefield of disinformation online.

Posted on: 8/30 10:56 pm
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Re: The Wisdom Gap
Gettin' Schmitty
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No ... social media is just another medium on which to seek an education. It is up to you to use your intelligence and experience to filter through social media to decide whether it is fact, opinion, propaganda or a combination of all three. The more experience you gain, and how your intelligence processes social media will determine how it applies to and grows your ultimate wisdom.

Your post proves my point.

Posted on: 9/5 7:52 pm
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Re: The Wisdom Gap
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Social media is mainly a place where adolescents (of any age) post narcissistic self-advertisements in an attempt to make friends via the internet.

Posted on: 9/5 8:22 pm
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Re: The Wisdom Gap
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Quote:

sg44gold wrote:
No ... social media is just another medium on which to seek an education. It is up to you to use your intelligence and experience to filter through social media to decide whether it is fact, opinion, propaganda or a combination of all three. The more experience you gain, and how your intelligence processes social media will determine how it applies to and grows your ultimate wisdom.

Your post proves my point.


As your post proves mine.

Posted on: 9/8 4:02 pm
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