Information, Wisdom, Knowledge

“Information is not wisdom.”

Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening

It is easy to confuse the two — information and knowledge.  Seems that today the focus is on information, often at the expense of wisdom.  Let’s let Webster’s weigh in:

Wisdom – “ability to discern inner qualities and relationships”

Information – “knowledge obtained from investigation, study, or instruction”

Which seems to call for:

Knowledge – “the fact or condition of being aware of something”

I think Webster’s is onto something.  Wisdom involves some level of discernment that information and knowledge does not.

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