Intelligence and Wisdom

This is so so good … I had never known these  profound distinctions between Intelligence and Wisdom Worth reading on …


1. Intelligence leads to arguments.
Wisdom leads to settlements.

2. Intelligence is power of will.
Wisdom is power OVER  will.

3. Intelligence is heat, it burns.
Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.

4. Intelligence is pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker.
Wisdom is pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.

5. Intelligence is holding on.
Wisdom is letting go.

6. Intelligence leads you.
Wisdom guides you.

7. An intelligent man thinks he knows everything.
A wise man knows that there is still something to learn

8. An intelligent man always tries to prove his point.
A wise man knows there really is no point.

9. An intelligent man freely gives unsolicited advice.
A wise man keeps his counsel until all options are considered.

10. An intelligent man understands what is being said.
A wise man understands what is left unsaid.

11. An intelligent man speaks when he has to say something.
A wise man speaks when he has something to say.

12. An intelligent man sees  everything as relative.
A wise man sees everything as related.

13. An intelligent man tries to control the mass flow.
A wise man navigates the mass flow.

14. An intelligent man preaches.
A wise man reaches.

Intelligence is good but wisdom achieves better results.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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17 Responses to Intelligence and Wisdom

  1. You’re wise.

    I hope you’re having a great week. Keep smiling. 🙂

  2. murisopsis says:

    I really think more people should read this!! Pearls of wisdom for sure and a dash of intelligence for certain!

  3. This is excellent! Yes, we need both…knowledge is important, but wisdom comes from experience, understanding, good judgment…and is compassionate. We need more wise people in our world. Thank you for being one!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  4. mrswrangler says:

    You are right. Better to be wise.

  5. kim says:

    It’s wonderful; (where did you find it?)
    I’ve just finished Walking with Grandfather by James Marshall, and in essence, the whole book and man, was about this very thing.

  6. Excellent poem dialecticly shaped, Zakiah.
    Love ❤
    Michel

  7. lolaWi says:

    this is so good. so true. thanks for sharing!

  8. Love this..it is true wisdom.

  9. Rupali says:

    Excellent reminders. Thanks for sharing this. I shall take a print out.

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