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Does Wisdom have value?
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Posted 4/1/11
In an age where all the world's knowledge is a few clicks away. does wisdom gained over the years have any advantage?

Technology keeps changing, so fast. When I went to school I programmed computers with I stack of paper punch cards,

Now, is there anything that an older person can do that a young person with a computer can do just is well?

As a human ages, we get weaker, slower, and memory fails.

Is there any advantage of being over 30?
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Posted 4/1/11 , edited 4/1/11
As awesome and powerful technology is, older people have experience, which is also important and leads to wisdom. Technology can't teach you things that only experience can.
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Wisdom is like the art of living skillfully, and some people seem to develop it earlier than others. (I'm in the latter group unfortunately...)
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I would say there is definitely an advantage to being wiser and more experienced, even more so now that there's technology out there that allows you to access a vast wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. It's not about having knowledge, it's about how well you understand it, how well you use it and having the wisdom and experience to make the right decision when faced with a problem that simply asking google won't solve.
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Experience is everything. Without experience, the greatest knowledge won't help you, because you can't use it properly
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I'm not over 30 but I do know that wisdom is priceless! Knowledge is not as good as wisdom, I'd choose wisdom over knowledge any day! For example: Let's say I'm poor and I'm very wise but not very smart and I made a bet with a rich person whom wasn't very wise to make me rich and famous if the next person that walks by will trip over a speed bump and I know that they will trip because I, myself tripped over it cuz it's hard to see!
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Think about it this way.

Can you learn any practical skill just by reading a book about it? Or by looking it up on a website? Of course not. In endeavors as diverse as learning a foreign language or having sex, experience is king. You cannot learn without doing.

Trying leads to failing and in learning from our mistakes, wisdom is gained, which is invaluable.

Plus its like.....a super important stat for pallies and clerics.
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Posted 4/1/11 , edited 4/1/11

[/how well you use it and having the wisdom and experience to make the right decision when faced with a problem that simply asking google won't solve.quote]

LOL hey google should I go bungee jumping today?
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it keeps you from making the same mistake twice.
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I have to agree with ant... even though there is so much knowledge at hand, ppl abuses it by using it more as an easier way out of doing things the hard way than as a reference like it was meant to be used.
An example would be homework. Instead of reading and answering in the questions by themselves, they tend to just google the questions and find the answers that way. Honestly...the younger generations are becoming stupider and stupider as technology advances, so wisdom is definitely priceless at the moment because it's becoming rare.

Posted 4/1/11 , edited 4/1/11
This question is rhetorical. We should already know the answer to it.
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Posted 4/1/11
Not if you need viagra.
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Posted 4/2/11
Albert Einstein said something about knowledge is seeing thousands of trees, while wisdom is seeing a forest.
Posted 4/2/11 , edited 4/2/11
With wisdom I think there are two kinds. Listen to your wise daddy fools. One is gained through thorough experience and the other is through exceptional congenital foresight. The later is pretty much part of your genius in other words. Some people naturally excell others in it. Keep listening to your wise daddy.

Wisdom is squat though if you don't have any patience to follow through. (Please read slowly in a paced melodic Barry White voice) Oh baby... you'll know what's sweet & tasty...but will find yourself chipping away at hard candy...the world will miss your delicate sprinkles... of sugar. Sorry if that sounded cheesy it's because you didn't do it right & your internal Barry White voice sucks.

Furthermore you can break up wisdom into knowledge and reasoning abilities. Yes some people may be an encyclopaedia of knowledge but lack the ability to use reason. So knowledge is only 1/3 of the "applied practical faculties" (if I might call it that). Patience being the final 3rd.

Your baby daddy has spoken and said all there is to say about this topic. You can now proceed to close this thread.

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Posted 4/2/11
yes. wit. it's all an average person needs in order to survive. other than money, of course.

i'm speaking for only me.
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