Scholarship vs wisdom

Discussion in 'Eastern Philosophy' started by rcscwc, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Pincho Paxton Banned Banned

    Actually, the final guy fails in this example to bring the other 3 back to life. The first 3 bought a tiger to life. Any of them could have helped to bring the bones of the eaten scholars back to life. So the moral of the story is...

    It is better to go to Eton College!!!

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  3. wellwisher Banned Banned

    The scholar is often very knowledgable about the things in books, but this does not mean he has common sense. The first three had the scholarly knowledge to bring the tiger to life but they all lacked the common sense to understand the consequences. The wise man has the common sense to see the consequences of action and acts ahead of time.

    The difference is the scholar can only see that which is written. If it is not in the book, he is often lost. He is trapped in the box. The wise man is able to move into and out of the box, but is more comfortable out of the box in the common sense future. The three are stuck in the box with the tiger, while the wise man leaves the box, so they can play. He did warn them to leave, but they are stuck in the box.
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  5. Arioch Valued Senior Member

    @wellwisher --

    You desperately want that to be true, don't you?
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  7. Sapientivore Registered Senior Member

    Er, no. Wrong context. Why don't you Google 'swastika'? Hm. . .wikipedia's the first result. . .

    Oh hey, look at the top picture.

    What I see here is a point of view limited enough to not consider the idea that he is talking about Eastern religion(which obviously screams white supremacy), so maybe you should read up to see if you're missing something. Like you were.

    Oh, and by your words, wisdom is without judgment against the potential of free thought-yet not only you judged his thoughts, you did so with an ad hominem attack that wasn't even true. How exactly did you think this was going to support your point of view?
  8. Pineal Banned Banned

    A possible moral:

    A parrot who lived with a nihilist might coincidentally almost prevent some scientists from creating a GM catastrophe.

    And scientists in the GM industry should each be handcuffed to such a parrot.
  9. Your Income Registered Senior Member

    Wonder how this wisdom can be applied to US contexts. We have a bunch of technologies that people create that we don't really know how to deal with and can be easily neglectful with: cars, guns, weapons of mass destruction.

    What would be the metaphorical going up the tree and saving ourselves from the reach of these technologies?
  10. wellwisher Banned Banned

    The main difference between knowledge and wisdom is you can memorize or learn knowledge but you can't memorize wisdom. To create wisdom, you need to put you knowledge in action, collect experience and then synthesize this into a set of flexible principles.

    Scholarship is the beginning of wisdom. If the scholar is placed in a position where he needs to test and challenge his knowledge in the real world, his experiences and his synthesis will also give him wisdom in his field. When an unknown appears, he is the go-to guy because wisdom can go where knowledge stops.
  11. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

    No need to run awaqy from sceince and technology. But at least you can use them safely. After the man who survived had cautioned his friends to be careful and cautious about their experiment.
  12. Robittybob1 Banned Banned

    If there is a dollar to be made out of some wrong doing someone will take the chance.

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