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:
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.
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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