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Knowledge is Acquired Through Experiences: Midterm

Knowledge is acquired through experiences. If you do not experience something, you will not have knowledge about it. Normally, an elderly person would be considered wise. However, an adolescent could potentially be just as wise. It all depends on their lives and how many times they’ve experienced different things.

Knowledge: facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.


Wisdom: the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.


Wisdom and knowledge are not the same things. Wisdom is the ability to make correct judgements and decisions. It is an intangible quality gained through our experiences in life.

‘Knowledge’ is information of which someone is aware. Knowledge is also used to mean the confident understanding of a subject, potentially with the ability to use it for a specific purpose.


However, someone with wisdom could potentially have a lot of knowledge.


If: Knowledge is acquired through experiences,

And: With experience comes wis                                                                                                                                                                       dom

Then: Knowledge must come with wisdom


Knowledge is acquired through experience right? At least, that’s how I assume it’s acquired. I also find that with experience comes wisdom. You can be wise about a certain thing if you have experience with it. Therefore. you can have wisdom with experience, which comes from having knowledge.wisdom-einstein


2 Responses to Knowledge is Acquired Through Experiences: Midterm

  1. kaustinstack says:

    Hey great post! I love how clearly you explain the differences between wisdom and knowledge. Your example of wisdom being the ability to make good decisions based on your surroundings made me realize the similarities being street smart has to being wise. Its not about fats necessarily, but about making well informed assumptions.

  2. kaustinstack says:

    Facts* I apologize


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