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Does Wisdom have value?
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Even with all the money in the world, if you have no wisdom, you're going to fail miserably at life.
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cschoppe wrote:

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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I think that you've made a mistake. Technology has no wisdom, it only possess a large amount of knowledge. Which means, a 10 year old kid with a computer just has more information than a 60 years old man.

However, only a wisdom person knows how to use that information and why it is needed. For a 10 year old all data is useless, because he has no wisdom...
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Wisdom is the best friend of awesome. Nuff said.
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Wisdom is highly valuable, there are things you learn from being in life a long time..

Only really stupid people don't listen to the wisdom and advice that their elders have- they've already gone through life, unless they're too outdated, their wisdom is usually very helpful =)

(UNLESS the elder in question is that one psychopathic grandmother...u know the one who doesn't believe in washing your hands and thinks that milk actually destroys your bones, and that eating during meals will kill you... Old people are NOT always correct )
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To be fair, let me give you the situation that brought the question to mind:

I have two candidates for a programmer position. One is fresh out of college with lots of knowledge of the technology, we need. The other is an older person who has been in IT for 20 years, but does not know the technology we need.

With everything else being equal, my choice is basically:

1. Take knowledge and wait for the person to gain wisdom.

2. Take wisdom and wait for the person to gain knowledge.

My team favors knowledge with wisdom gained on the job.
Posted 4/2/11
Knowledge is crossing a street you know is a one-way, wisdom is looking both ways anyway.

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Yeah, I think so. I'm not really sure, it depends on you. If you really smart then yes.
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without wisdom, you only know the answer but without knowing where that answer come from.
Posted 4/2/11

antx0r wrote:

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.


Being resourceful is also a part of wisdom. If you take advantage of the tools on your computer to get something done. More power to you.
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cschoppe wrote:

To be fair, let me give you the situation that brought the question to mind:

I have two candidates for a programmer position. One is fresh out of college with lots of knowledge of the technology, we need. The other is an older person who has been in IT for 20 years, but does not know the technology we need.

With everything else being equal, my choice is basically:

1. Take knowledge and wait for the person to gain wisdom.

2. Take wisdom and wait for the person to gain knowledge.

My team favors knowledge with wisdom gained on the job.


Let's hope the youngster isn't too stubborn. Knowledge without wisdom could cost you a lot of money and problems. That is one downside. But hey I'm only 21 myself, so I wouldn't say it applies to everybody. However, statistically it would impact the levels of risk that you are taking in.

But that's what a good eye is for. You can get to know his work ethics and reasoning ability over a period of time to see if he's cut out to be there long term.

I really love this quote.

Yet ah! why should they know their fate?
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies.
Thought would destroy their paradise.
No more; where ignorance is bliss,
...'Tis folly to be wise."
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Wisdom is the concept of applying knowledge.

Knowing is one thing, doing on the otherhand... is another.
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if you're an idiot how are you suppose to operate technology?
Posted 7/23/11
for me wisdom feels like a pile of mistakes that takes care of driving me places.....as u step into the unknown ...you're gonna want experience to get u that extra luck in every possible direction u may want to hit or somethin'....every year counts !!!!
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Posted 7/23/11
The question is rhetorical
Posted 7/23/11
I prefer knowledge. I'm not that 'wise' in the traditional sense, mostly because I'm stubborn and impatient as all hell when I don't get my way. Does wisdom have value? You better believe it, it's just harder to obtain then knowledge. A lot of what Ardorm said is valid. We're in the technological age, what with yahoo answer and wikis it's hardly a challenge to find information on most subjects.

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