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Updated on August 17, 2010


Fellow hubbers I want to impart to my total educational experience. I am not referring to the period from going to 1st Grade through West Virginia University, but rather I’m disclosing my real world common sense education on how to get along, and work with people in all my endeavors. Formal education gives us knowledge, and that is potentially useful, but without wisdom of how to use, and communicate that knowledge it ain’t worth spit.


In my opinion wisdom is the tool we need to use our knowledge in each and every endeavor we ever partake upon the earth. We must be wise and that means kind, and understanding of the feelings of others. We can accomplish a great deal with help of others, but we are severely limited by ourselves alone. We must show respect for others, or they will just ignore us, and who could blame them. All our knowledge then would be wasted. As Jesus said, ”Do unto others…………”!!!! Now that is wisdom personified!!!!!!!!!


My own educational experience began with my immediate family long before I can remember. My mother, father, brother, and sister were educating me from the day I was born. They were constantly teaching me right from wrong and how to treat, and interact with others. These early experiences are worth more that any university education. Without the ability to work, and interact with other people you are doomed to failure in any, and all endeavors in your life.

As my life progressed, and I obtained more formal education I realized just how important my early educational experiences had been. The more knowledge I obtained the more I realized how much I didn’t know. I obtained my university degree but I was just beginning to learn what I needed to know to survive in this world.


Once you realize that you cannot accomplish anything in this life without the help of others then you have taken the first crucial step into wisdom. This is a life long endeavor. The more you learn the more you need to realize that there is still much to learn. Every time in my life I thought I knew it all God stepped in and taught me better. True wisdom is only obtained through God in heaven, and without true wisdom all your knowledge is useless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



In future hubs I will present true-life examples of what I consider the differences between wisdom and knowledge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


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    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      It sounds like you have gained wisdom yourself. I just corrected a spelling mistake in this hub and I though it was done a while ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your kind comment.

    • maggs224 profile image


      8 years ago from Sunny Spain

      An excellent Hub it is well written and it is so true, who could ask more from a hub. Well done I am voting you up.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      I was very fortunate. I had a very caring family!!!

      Thank you for your visit and your comment.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Tom, This was an excellent article and it sounds like you had parents that cared enough to teach you properly and you turned out to be a very wise man.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      You are quite welcome. I aim to please, you may make me blush!!!!!!!!!!!

    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for a very interesting and wise article. I like the way you turned out!

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      I'm trying hard every day.

      Thank you for your comment.

    • eovery profile image


      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      You are becoming a wise man, Tom.

      Keep on hubbing!

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      I agree with your assessment. The recognition of the need for wisdom is very important!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Recognizing the need for wisdom is the most important step.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      It sounds to me like you have gained wisdom!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your visit and comment.

    • Butch45 profile image


      8 years ago

      I think I missed the boat on formal education I turned eighteen with a wife two children and five years in the labor force.But I have done well with hard work and backing smart people. I still learn every day and try to help others.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      Thank you very much. I always enjoy and appreciate your comments.

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      8 years ago

      You've come through with another good reminder for us that no man is an island, Tom. Thanks!


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