Knowledge And Wisdom
Updated: Jan 3
For the first time in history, you have access to all the knowledge in the world literally at your fingertips.
If you want to know anything, all you need to do is conduct a simple search and there it is.
So knowledge is not really the issue anymore.
The pursuit of knowledge is not really the issue either.
Because if its only knowledge you’re after there’s no real need to go to school or university, or lectures or any type of class or workshop for that matter.
Just read a book, google it, youtube it and there it is.
To be honest, everything I’ve ever written about, you probably already know at some level.
So the value then is not in knowing, but in understanding.
In bridging the gap between knowledge and wisdom.
To go beyond the surface and explore ideas in depth
To deconstruct them and connect with their real life implications, their meaning, putting them into their proper context.
To go beyond knowing and be able to see how your knowledge can be applied, so it actually makes some difference.
Wisdom is described as the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight.
So then I would argue that it’s in this wisdom where the true value is found and it’s in acquiring wisdom where real transformation begins to emerge.
I don’t have any aspiration to pass knowledge onto you, for you can get that anywhere, what I strive for, what I aspire to do, is take everything that I can know about the world and discover the treasures embedded deep within it.
To connect with people, with cultures, traditions, rituals and observe modern trends to extract the lessons and wisdoms from the things we may already know.
So if you're a knowledge seeker, be mindful that it’s not in knowing the you will propel yourself forward, but rather, it’s in understanding and doing.
In drawing upon all your knowledge, beliefs and collective experience to make greater sense of the world and your place in it.
This is where the real magic happens.