Wisdom And Knowledge


When we say wisdom, people will usually look out for Gods or holy books. Most religions believe that there is a God or Gods of wisdom, and wisdom come from them. Some usually give reference to spiritual examples of wise people. The most popular being Solomon from the Bible (the Christians’ holy book), though his not the only one.

What exactly is wisdom?

This can be hard to define, especially as people can’t differentiate it from intelligence. One person can be both intelligent and wise, one person might be intelligent but not wise, and vice versa. Though the last one is very rare as most wise people are intelligent, as you need somewhere to start up from.

It has been defined as the ability to contemplate and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight by Wikipedia.

It’s also known as sapience, or sagacity.

Generally, it is the ability to predict and figure out the best way to do something.


This one is the easiest term to define. It’s just what you know.
It must be acquired and can be greatly increased, also it can be easily lost with time.

Why is this?

This is because you can’t know something without seeing, or touching, or smelling, or using any other sense the body has been endowed with.

It can be greatly increased because you get to learn new things almost everyday.

It can be easily lost because the more time you spend not doing something, the more you lose the knowledge about that thing. Though this doesn’t apply for all forms of knowledge. Things you must do everyday, things you are born to naturally learn, people you know, and so on can’t be lost, or at least entirely. But acquirable knowledge like the ones you earn by reading can be easily lost. But it isn’t actually lost but forgotten for the time it isn’t needed.

Intelligent Quotient

Intelligence quotient as defined by Wikipedia is the total score derived from a set of standardize tests or subtests designed to assess human intelligence.

The abbreviation “IQ” was coined by the psychologist William Stern for the German term Intelligenzquotient, his term for a scoring method for intelligence tests at University of Breslau he advocated in a 1912 book.

The highest ever recorded was 250 to 300. It can range from 1 to 400, with 400 being the highest a human being can have by scientific calculation.
It is taught to increase by age (though this ends after adulthood as the person proceeds to old age), study, more tests, environment, diet, and least commonly by ethnicity.

The ethnicity part might be true or false, but when ranking, the Ibos are thought to be the most intelligent in Africa; the Chinese, or Japanese, or Korean are thought to be the most intelligent in Asia; the Germans are thought to be the most intelligent in Europe, and so on. And by checking them out, it most times turns out to be true. Though this is on a general average, not singly. This doesn’t actually prove that belonging to a certain ethnic group will make you more intelligent as that might be caused by the environment, food, technological advancement of the ethnic group, the goals, competition amongst the people, and so on.

Human Brain And Mind

Human Brain

The human brain is the central organ of the human nervous system. With the spinal cord, it makes up the central nervous system. It’s a 3 pound (1.37 kg) organ that makes up about 3% of the body’s mass (depending on the person’s weight) and uses 20 to 25% of the body’s energy.

It’s the center for all the activities going on in your body, and at every instance of time, they are thousands of things going on in your body (assuming we are to calculate all processes that leads to an action). You can imagine how powerful this organ is. A human is said to have over 6,000 thoughts everyday.

It controls emotions including love, healing, thinking, listening, smelling, seeing, recognition, blood pressure, breathing, releasing hormones, posture, learning, creativity, judgment, problem solving, planning, hunger, sleeping, dreaming, and every other thing that happens in your body.

If you should consider everything that happens in your body, you will see it as a whole universe.

Human Mind

What actually is the difference between the brain and the mind. Well there are some differences like:

– Your brain is your subconscious self while your mind is your consciousness. Some things about the brain are totally out of your control.

– The brain is an organ, your mind is a term given to the control you have over it.

The mind has been defined in so many ways:

– The ability for rational thought.

– The ability to be aware of things.

– The ability to remember things.

– The ability to focus the thoughts.

– Judgment, opinion, or view.

– Desire, inclination, or intention.

– Philosophy: The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, perception, affectivity, judgement, thinking, and will are based.

– The mind is a process of the brain.

It’s synonyms includes: awareness, consciousness, sentience, memory, recollection, attention, concentration, focus, judgment, idea, opinion, view, desire, disposition, inclination, intention, mood, learning, and so on.
It’s just the part of the thoughtful functions you can control in your body.

Many arguments has been raised on this particular topic, but in our current scientific progress, we can’t actually give a precise theory over it.

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