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I stumbled upon an interesting quote:
The stone age was marked by man's clever use of crude tools; the information age, to date, has been marked by man's crude use of clever tools

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Wisdom is perishable

I agree with the quotation. Wisdom is not merely the accumulation of knowledge; if it were, everybody with internet or library access could be wise. It's what you do with the information that promotes wisdom. And every person has to learn for his- or herself what to do with knowledge. A teacher can give you some guidance, but everybody makes their own choices and has to struggle with the attendant lack of understanding.

Growing wise is an active growth process; accumulating information is a passive process that does not necessarily generate any change or growth.

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