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Do we get smarter with age or is it merely wisdom?


I guess my question is relative to different stages of life. When we're younger we constantly learn new things and facts to help us graduate into adulthood. Then there are our twenties and thirties, but life really starts taking on a whole new meaning once we reach our fifties. For me, ego, pride and being defined by my career is no longer a priority in life. So is that wisdom or have I just gotten smarter?

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    Guillermo Ramon (gramon1) 3 years ago

    Most of the people that lead countries into wars, companies into bankrupcy, nations into deficits, etc. are over sixty. Where is the wisdom in that?

    Wisdom is for those who learn from the past and use their experiences for the betterment of others

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  • Larry Wall 3 years ago

    I think you have gotten to the root of the subject. With age comes experience and even though we are out of school, we do keep learning. But it is the experience of the things we did right, the mistakes we made & things we see add to our "wisdom/


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    Mitch Alan 3 years ago

    I would say you are wise for becoming more knowledgeable...

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    Guillermo Ramon (gramon1) 3 years ago

    Wisdom and true knowledge are intrinsic to intelligence. The accumulation of data without analysis is neither wisdom, nor knowledge.


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    Anjili 3 weeks ago

    Insurance people will tell you "a youthful person tends to be risky hence draws higher premiums, while on the other hand, an elderly person is tempered and less likely to get into trouble"

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