Ideapod – Wisdom again

What’s The Difference Between Wisdom And Intelligence? Let Us Know In The Responses

Kat’s answer [Intelligence is the ability to learn. Wisdom is perspective.] captures most of it from my understanding.

Intelligence seems to be about the speed at which we solve problems, make abstractions, etc.

Wisdom seems to be more about choosing longer term over short term self interest.
In this sense it is about big picture stuff, cooperation over competition, acceptance of that which is, embracing diversity, appreciating the fundamental mystery and awe of existence.

Dominance hierarchies exist, and one doesn’t have to choose to participate in them (as one example).

Learning to distinguish between that which must be accepted and that which can actually be changed is one of the hardest things. And of course all such things are context dependent (recurs to infinity).

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see
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