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 35yrs • M •
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We have I.Q. test, and an E.Q. test. We have have multiply intelligence test. Why then do we not have a test for wisdom?

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""So this is where im supposed to wright something snazy and truthfull?"-impossible."
 32yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Attolia is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
How do you test wisdom? How could you say that this child is wiser than the average child or his/her age? What is wisdom? Here is the dictionary definition:
Wisdom: The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.

But what may be right to you may not be right to me. Or what may seem wrong now may not seem wrong later.

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"How can we be just in a world without mercy and merciful in a world without justice?"
 32yrs • M •
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Widsom's a matter of opinion. Where as inteligence is merely a status. But, when you take an IQ test do yo really believe that's your inteligence level.

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"I love to see people struggling for their purpose in life..."
 31yrs • M
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are we not testing each other with every post we make? i know i am. this IS our wisdom test. and our peers are our judges.

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"Why cry for those that often cry? Instead, help them smile, and smile for those that smile."
 33yrs • M •
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so basically if wisdom is opinion then no one is wise.. at times i see people as intelligent other times i see the same people as clueless

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""That's only the tip of the iceberg.""
 31yrs • M
A CTL of 1 means that awakendwraith is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
if wisdom is opinion then only can someone that you do not think that you are smarter than can prove to be wise. other wise they will be disregarded as unwise.

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"Why cry for those that often cry? Instead, help them smile, and smile for those that smile."
 31yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Cynic-Al is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
i agree with this being our wisdom test, wisdom is a mixture of inteligence, knowledge etc, you also need to know how to combine them.

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"So Schrodinger's Cat is not only neither dead nor alive, but might also be sexually aroused by elbows and peanut butter?"
 32yrs • F •
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It's funny, I have never tested above average. In fact, some of my standardized test scores in high school were fucking awful, but my grades have always been decent to above average. Test anxiety? ADHD, perhaps? I really do not know. But to tell you the truth, it kind of pisses me off. Now, I am not one of those idiots who bases his or her life on everyone else....

...But, seeing people who made decisions far less wise than my own get accepted to colleges that wouldn't accept me due to lower standardized test scores WAS a blow to my self-esteem.

In my opinion, people who are intelligent and people who are wise do not always fall into the same category. If I could somehow have achieved the scores my peers achieved in high school, placing myself above the better half of my class, what would that have changed? Would I have gotten into a wider range of schools? Would that slight change on some statistic chart have changed my life forever? I certainly hope not. I am content with my level of what I consider book smarts. I really hope that wisdom is never defined by some sort of test, because I feel that it would defeat it's own purpose.

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"In the beginning, night was memory was water, and in the cool aquamarine depths dreams swam freely."
 41yrs • M •
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Wisdom comes from going foward in life and not making the same stupid mistakes. Wisdom has nothing to do with intelligence. You can go to college and become intelligent get you B.S./ PHD; and still get your as* kicked in the game of life. The only way to get wisdom is through actions and learning from your experinces. Wisdom is a life or death situation. A child will no from experince that a pot on the stove is hot and will create a sense of threating events that will cause it to not touch the pot while on the stove.

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"what if I'm a clone?"
 31yrs • M •
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is knowing that the pot is hot wisdom though. animals learn not to tough things that hurt them. i agree that inteligence and wisdom are different, but i think that they are linked.

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"So Schrodinger's Cat is not only neither dead nor alive, but might also be sexually aroused by elbows and peanut butter?"
 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that wholly is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
i think that intelligence is a human construct. wisdom is univeral. that is why we can 'measure' one and not the other.

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"dont got one"
 30yrs • M •
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as humans go, we know nothing. that is why we like iq tests. they give us an inflated sense of our mental capacity. a wisdom test would prove to be an even greater endeavor in folly. so we are 'intelligent' and/or 'wise' within whatever confines are used to define either term. as such, they are moving targets. we interpret how others respond to what we say or write. that interpretation can range from a vague nuance of a feeling to a quantified score. people can say i am 'intelligent' or 'wise'. so what, ultimately it means nothing. it is more than a little ironic that both terms are products of human kind's ignorance. that may sound like a bad thing, but it is not. it is a human thing that we use to relate to what is around us; to observe, interpret, hypothesize, theorize, and even conduct discussions like this one.

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 32yrs • M •
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How can wisdom not tie in with intelligence. Intelligence combined with life experience creates wisdom. It takes intelligence to find a different way of approaching the problem. Someone with a PhD may not always be wiser than someone without, but the probability of such a thing occurring is much lower. The greatest thinkers in the past 100 years, majority had post secondary education.

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"I love to see people struggling for their purpose in life..."
 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that wholly is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
if you preface your argument with "as humans go, we know nothing", why should anyone read beyond that? its not like you know what you are talking about. as far as the greatest thinkers of the last 100 years having a postsecondary education, id go only so far as to say that the greatest published thinkers of the last 100 years had a post secondary education.

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"dont got one"
 41yrs • M •
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Between Jacker and Wholly which one is sharing the left brain because the way your thoughts are developed they come from way out in left field. I agree with Cynic-al with that intelligence and wisdom are linked. They do tie in together by the simple fact of they are methods of progress. Meaning they are the two essential ingredients to create a repetative pattern or a new way of thinking.

No one is doubting Intellgence is important and should be shunned. Hell I went to school and Being intelligent only got me good grades. It didn't land me a job though. With wisdom I learned that I would need to apply myself in learning how to communicate with people that are different in personalities. Again to qualify my last statement. Intelligence: gather information. Wisdom: experience of what happened and what the result would be if I continued on the same path.

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"what if I'm a clone?"
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