Project 313 – Post No. 055

Which would you rather: know a whole lot, be very smart, or be very wise?

I had to stop and think about this one for a bit because the three are in a relationship with each other. Mind you, nothing is absolute, but — for instance — without being smart, it’s unlikely you’d either be knowledgeable or wise. 

On the other hand, being smart doesn’t guarantee you will know a lot or be wise. At best, it increases the odds. 

Personally, I value wisdom over knowledge or intelligence. Again, I will stress the three most likely correlate and track pretty closely but, like everything else in life, there is a hierarchy. 

In that hierarchy, I rank wisdom above the other two. I’m speaking for me, of course, and not as an absolute truth. 

I can defend my position thus (and this is anecdotal). I have met smart individuals who don’t have a wide foundation of knowledge and other smart individuals who are not all that wise (based on decisions they make). I have met knowledgeable people who are not that smart or wise. But, I’ve never met anyone I consider wise who is not smart and knowledgeable.

So, for me, the aim is to be wise. Note, I’ve not defined wisdom . . . that’s because I’m neither all that knowledgeable nor all that smart. And, no; I’m not fishing for compliments.

And now, the photo:

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That’s a recent photo from Pine Beach Park. I’d gone there to see if any surfers were putting on a show (they weren’t) but when I walked onto the beach, this is the first thing I noticed. I treated it to a bit of a pencil and oil drawing mix in B&W and framed it. 

Some people (one that I know of) don’t like the frames. Well, stop reading these posts because all of the Project 313 photos will be framed. 

Here’s Mr. Boffo giving us a summary of the majority of people’s lives. 

It’d be sad if it weren’t funny. 

I’m a fan of Escher’s drawings. So much so that I thought I’d do a similar drawing. Guess what? Offering up a visual illusion if more difficult than one might imagine. 

That didn’t keep me from trying — and failing . . . I give you Escher Wannabe. 

Escher Wannabe

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

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28 Responses to Project 313 – Post No. 055

  1. GP Cox says:

    I’m smart enough to know just how stupid I am – so I guess I need all 3 things to help me out!!
    I see nothing wrong with your frame – so ignore who that one person is complaining!
    Have a good day and stay clear of the volcanoes!


  2. I like this post…..don’t have an answer, but it’s something to think about Am leaning toward wise as well.
    Like the frame, and love the picture.


  3. Wisdom comes with the grey beard!


  4. colonialist says:

    I wouldn’t mind being just knowledgeable, smart and wise enough to be rich …

    Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      I’ve not seen much evidence of all three in rich people; you might be destined to fail unless you relax your requirements.

      I suggest being lucky as far as getting rich goes.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. colonialist says:

    Your wannabe is getting there. At least it made me dizzy.


  6. paolsoren says:

    If I just think of my bosses over the years. There were some wise ones, some clever ones. Most of the wise ones were clever as well but some of the clever ones, highly educated with degrees and all, were actually stupid. I’ll add a few stories about them in my teaching blog.
    As for the cartoon, It would be funny if it weren’t true.


  7. mvschulze says:

    Smart, Knowledgeable, Wise. As much as I hesitate, it leads me to think about our current “President!” M :-)


  8. Of those 3 choices, I’d chose wise.
    If fun is a choice…I always chose fun!!!

    PHOTO: ‘Tis peaceful! And I like seeing your frame choices!
    CARTOON: Sad, but true. BUT, I chuckled.
    DOODLE: Cool! I like staring at this one!

    HUGS!!! :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  9. macquie says:

    Beautiful monochrome image of Pine Beach. The drawing is also very catchy too, looking like its bakabah.


    • disperser says:

      Thank you . . . although I don’t know that word. The Urban Dictionary lists “bakabah” as another name for marijuana; the good stuff.

      I’m guessing that’s not what you intend but — if I’m wrong and that’s what you meant — I’m impressed with your street cred.

      Liked by 1 person

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