𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺?
Following our slogan ATvisor™ – 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 & 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗿, it was only a question of time to finally reason about 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺.
As a start, we would like to challenge the generally used hierarchy of
Data ➡️ Information ➡️ Knowledge ➡️ Wisdom
Why? Well, for several reasons.
Firstly, in order to convert data into information, one would need a certain domain knowledge. Otherwise, we create misleading or even false information from the data. Unfortunately, this happens rather often these days, doesn’t it?
Secondly, once you hold a piece of information, you also have the knowledge. To quote a saying from a university professor, “knowledge means ‘knowing’ where to find the information”. With any information being just a Google search away, we don’t even need this ‘knowing’ anymore …
Thirdly, wisdom does not build on data, information nor knowledge. In fact, some of the wisest words come from people with little formal education. Think of the level of information at the times of The Buddha or Lao Tzu had several thousand years ago – and how much wisdom they left behind.
“To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”
– Marilyn vos Savant
So data, information and knowledge do not necessarily build on each other, they are rather interdependently connected with each other – extracted though 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.
Wisdom on the other hand, is a result from our 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. And while our information is exponentially growing, are we loosing out on our wisdom?
A quote attributed to Albert Einstein wraps things up: “The 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 mind is a sacred gift and the 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
Listen to your gift, listen to your intuition – and live wiser.
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
– Thomas Jefferson.
Honestly reflect yourself, are you following your intuition?
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