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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