Good day all.
Following on from my previous thread on 'Is it logical to question the logic of logic', I wanted to start a new philosopihcal discussion regarding
knowlegdge and intelligence, the difference (?) between the two and what each one means.
Here is my premise:
Being knowledgeable is not synonymous of being intelligent.
Being intelligent is not synonymous of being knowledgable.
Being knowledgeable infers that you have acquired tidbits of information and have them grouped into relevant subject 'files' in your brain. These can
only get bigger as you become more knowledgeable. One can be knowledgeable but not intelligent. How?
Being intelligent does not infer that you have a lot of knowledge. Intelligence can only be fed with knowledge, thus proving they are neither the
same nor synonymous.
When you say "He is a very intelligent man", these days, we are referring to his 'knowledge', but I would like to lay claim to the incorrectness of
this statement. Many people, you included (?), know people are have huge knowledge banks in their brains and have absorbed many things both intently
and unintentionally. But does it make them intelligent? Or merely knowledgeable?
How I see it, if you are only knowledgeable, you do not have much in terms of social interaction, situational awareness, manners and desire for more
knowledge. On the other hand, an intelligent person (such as myself and no doubt, yourself), may have much or little knowledge but is intelligently
driven to seek more knowledge to enhance his intelligence.
The intelligent person will know how to use people to his advantage (in a positive way, not using them and hanging them out to dry once finished),
would understand his situational surroundings and make the most of opportunities. He may not be very knowledgeable, but he is intelligent enough to
seek knowledge from all sources.
The knowledgeable person will become distanced from society and feel he is more superior, along with his situational awareness diminishing, coming
across as rude towards others because, for example, he feels that nobody is good enough for him because of his far superior knowledge. A clear lack
What do you think? Are you an intelligent person or a knowledgeable person?
I am intelligent because I always seek new knowledge, I always open my mind to peoples' comments and I strive to competently interact with my both
human and object surroundings, becoming more astute and able to handle various situations.
Sometimes, I wish I could teach those really knowledgeable people a thing or two!
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