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Knowledge can be Conveyed, but not Wisdom

On May 13, 2017 david doane wrote:

 We live in a reality that is dualistic.  Our thoughts and words are part of that dualistic reality and we think and talk in terms of either-or, this or that, which is one-sided.  We don't live in a unitive reality in which we would think and talk wholistically.  Multi-sided full reality is experienced wholistically, which is more than thought with thoughts and said with words.  A wise man once told me that the opposite of a truth was also just as true, and I've been growing into that truth ever since.  I've learned to look in the opposite direction, which is the other side or the rest of the whole, and when I do it opens up more of the truth to me.  I also remind myself of Oscar Wilde's wisdom that nothing worth knowing can be taught.  Wisdom is learned, and it's learned through lived experience, not through intellectual instruction.  Knowing that helps me value wisdom through living over knowledge through cognitive transfer. 

On May 20, 2017 Cheryl rose wrote:

I appreciated your post about Oscar Wilde and the sentence about truth. Thanks for sharing that.


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