“Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it into a fruit salad.” ~Miles Kington
On this Frequently Asked Friday, we tackle the age-old question: What’s the difference between knowledge and wisdom?
Earlier this season we tackled wisdom as a standalone topic. This time, though, a LinkedIn post inspires Martin to revisit the question and review some of the common myths and misunderstandings.
A key distinction is that wisdom—much like principles—does not waiver. The wisdom of thousands of years ago is as true today as it was then. Knowledge, on the other hand, is not static; it changes from one day to the next. Eggs are bad for you, then they are good for you. There were nine planets in our solar system, now there are eight.
Knowledge is backward-looking and evolves over time. In fact, understanding that knowledge is backward-looking inspired one of the most knowledgeable people ever, Albert Einstein, to proclaim, “imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Listen in to learn more about the important distinctions between knowledge and wisdom, and which, after all is said and done, is most important to our well being.
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