- Devon Donovan
- Odenton, MD
- United States
Should we try to acquire wisdom even though it disappears with a person at death, whereas knowledge can be disseminated to others before?
Today, I stand upon the gold-streaked pillars - an essence - of Athena, patroness of war, to obtain that which father time hath eternally bestowed temporarily - as life is nay infinite - on relatively few men in history. It is a notion more binding and severing than even the combination of human emotion and structured logic, and yet, is ever more appealing and immeasurably more valuable than any Olympian palace. Today I seek to acquire _______?
Wisdom is the conglomeration of all knowledge, experience, inferences, etc... that one has gained throughout a lifetime.
Knowledge, on the other hand, is something more easily transmitted. When we read books, we gather knowledge. It is when we combine our knowledge with the aforementioned experience, inferencing, etc... that it becomes wisdom.
So, why strive for something that, even though invaluable, by the time you obtain it, you have little time in your life to share with others? And in that little time, spreading it [wisdom] is not as possible, as say, guiding someone to it.