Fandango’s Provocative Question #2

FPQLast week I starting something new and different. The good news is that it was pretty well-received, so let’s keep it going, shall we?

Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

So without further delay, my second provocative question is this:

“What do you think is more useful: intelligence or wisdom, and why do you feel that way?”

If you decide to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And most important, have fun.

21 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #2

  1. talesfromthemindofkristian November 21, 2018 / 4:11 am

    Intelligence is complicated. People can be intelligent in different ways. I like to define Intelligence as the skill of learning new things and Wisdom as the ability to apply what you’ve learnt well. You need both to be effective and you also need knowledge and experience. You can be a quick learner with amazing abilities in applying what you know, if you don’t have any knowledge or experience, then you are pretty useless still.

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  2. Irene November 21, 2018 / 6:27 am

    I like Kristian’s definitions; based on those, I would think that a person may be intelligent and not wise, but to be wise, a certain intelligence is required. So in regards to Fandango’s question, I would have to go with wisdom being more useful, because the ability to learn is useless if knowledge is poorly applied.

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  3. Michael November 21, 2018 / 8:54 am

    It’s wisdom for me. I’ve known a lot of smart people, far more intelligent than me but with no sense of common sense nor worldliness.
    Wisdom, which so many have to wait for old age to acquire is a sign that you have used your intelligence to reflect on life and yourself and that you are able to part with advice that is useful and meaningful. Of course, you need intelligence to become wise but you don’t need wisdom to be intelligent.

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    • Fandango November 21, 2018 / 11:25 am

      “You need intelligence to become wise but you don’t need wisdom to be intelligent.” Well said, my friend.

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  4. Sight11 November 21, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    Wisdom is a tooth, and that’s not intelligence but common sense..

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