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    Default intelligence or wisdom???

    which is more important in your opinion - intelligence or wisdom?
    please justify your views.

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    wisdom lor .... no easy neh.
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    I choose diligence. With that you can have both. Without diligence, having both also no use.

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    Wisdom is actually hard earned intelligence.

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    Cos I feel, what you lack in wisdom, you can make up in intelligence.
    What you lack in intelligence, sometime wisdom can't substitute it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic
    Cos I feel, what you lack in wisdom, you can make up in intelligence.
    What you lack in intelligence, sometime wisdom can't substitute it.
    Cheem poser: can one be wise without intelligence?
    Intelligence can be channelled to +ve or -ve uses. With wisdom, one would know the right thing to do. So, wisdom wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghibli
    Cheem poser: can one be wise without intelligence?
    Intelligence can be channelled to +ve or -ve uses. With wisdom, one would know the right thing to do. So, wisdom wins.
    That is a sweeping statement because you assume wisdom = good.
    So a wise old man can't be evil? With wisdom, one would know the right thing to do, I agree. Right as in correct, not necessary good.
    Good and bad is a morality and social issue, it's got nothing to do with intelligence or wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic
    That is a sweeping statement because you assume wisdom = good.
    So a wise old man can't be evil? With wisdom, one would know the right thing to do, I agree. Right as in correct, not necessary good.
    Good and bad is a morality and social issue, it's got nothing to do with intelligence or wisdom.
    Well, what if I say some people are wise enough to stay on the right side of the law, some are not.

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    A intelligence people can be wisdom, can a wisdom people be an intelligence people?
    I choosed wisdom, cause feel like a wisdom person is more happy than an intelligence people. If u want to know why? it is just a feeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit
    Well, what if I say some people are wise enough to stay on the right side of the law, some are not.
    Sure, wisdom is part of the ability to make a correct decision, but not necessary the most intelligent one. It may be wise to stay on the side of the law, but you may lose out in other ways.

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    A similar question to this is, which will you choose?
    Being creative? Or being innovative?

    And before you ask, yes, there is a difference. ^^

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    Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
    -Albert Einstein-

    Having intelligence does not mean one have knowldege, having knowledge does not mean one have intelligence.

    Wisdom means having both.

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    I choose MONEY with money you can hire wise man and smart guy to work for you. Case close!

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    i choose swimcraze. ..and im not stupid.

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    knowing what to do with intelligence is wisdom.

    wisdom would be my choice.
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    both mean the same to me

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    Hmm...
    To me, wisdom always seems a notch higher than intelligence. It's like 'up there'...almost immortal...magical...
    A person who is wise will just know it all...he will be able to transcend the apparent and look right into the crux of issues...
    Other words I associate it with are 'enlightenment', 'sage'...
    As for intelligence, I think of 'smart', 'clever'...somewhat pales in comparison.
    Perhaps a closer fight will be wisdom vs brilliance? Or still no fight?

    I can't cast my vote tho'. I can't decide which is more important to me. Do I need wisdom? Perhaps intelligence is a better survival tool?
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    wisdom - because it come from the Lord

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    A wise man is an intelligent man but could an intelligent man be wise ?

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    Intelligence, of course!

    Intelligence = ability to acquire and assimilate new knowledge quickly. (Yes, I know there are different types of intelligence)

    Wisdom = the ability to apply accumulated knowledge in the best manner.

    A highly intelligent person will acquire wisdom much sooner than a slower person. Sure, a 20 year old intelligent person will know less than a dumb 70 year old wise person but at least the intelligent person won't have to wait 70 years to gain his wisdom.

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