Fandango’s Provocative Question #2 — Revisited


I am still running around like a chicken without a head, as the old saying goes. Between buying a new house, packing up my current house, getting ready to move, and preparing my current house to go on the market, I’ve barely had time to publish posts, much less to read and comment on others’ posts.

Thus, I decided that, until this whole relocation madness is over, I would suspend my provocative question posts. But then my blogging buddy, Pete, over at Stroke Survivor, suggested, “If you run short in future, just repost an early one. There must be several of us who follow your blog now, who didn’t a year ago.”

What a great idea, Pete. So until I am all settled into my new house, the next few weeks, at least, of Fandango’s Provocative Question prompts will be my earliest such posts. This week it’s #2 from November 21, 2018.

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.

14 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #2 — Revisited

  1. Stroke Survivor UK January 29, 2020 / 4:25 am

    I, however am on a roll today! Not only responding to this, but I know who won the week, both this week and next!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ajeanneinthekitchen January 29, 2020 / 6:07 am

    Wisdom. Anyone can learn things from a book, but wisdom is a gift that only comes through experience and observations. Wisdom is something from within. Not everyone is wise. There are many fools. There are many fool who claim to have intelligence too.

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  3. Marleen January 29, 2020 / 9:54 pm

    I want wisdom to be more important, and more useful even. But, in a cynical moment, I could answer hinged on the word “ useful.” Intelligence… in the sense of knowledge relative to peers.

    Right now, the information of a witness isn’t called for in a weighty trial. It is worth $29.25 on Amazon. It will add up, for the writer… to the millions.

    That counts.

    u•til•i•ta•ri•an yoo͞-tĭl″ĭ-târ′ē-ən►
    adj. Of, relating to, or in the interests of utility.

    adj. Exhibiting or stressing utility over other values; practical.

    adj. Of, characterized by, or advocating utilitarianism.

    More at Wordnik from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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