You must have met people who are both intelligent and wise. But there are many of us with great intellect but without deep insight or good judgment. To go about life with the right balance, it is crucial to have both intelligence and wisdom. Thinking logically alone can’t guarantee a good outcome in certain situations. When wisdom and intelligence are aligned, you acquire the ability to see the bigger picture and make better decisions.
Many a time we tend to ignore wise decisions and give importance solely to logical thinking. Although going by the intellect is necessary for life, is it not equally important to go by just judgment and choose what is right or true? Combining knowledge with experience and applying both in any situation, helps you grow through life and see better outcomes in different areas of life.
It is not enough to merely know something. It is imperative that you have a good understanding too. It is necessary to cultivate the habit of looking at a situation in more than one dimension so that you get some clarity before jumping to a conclusion. Although we have the urge to share our logical thinking or experiences with people around us and advise them, we sometimes end up making mistakes when it comes to important decisions in our own lives. The key to better understanding and logic is in being open to learning in life, be it from our own experience or from others, as well as from books or other sources of knowledge.
How do you think intellect is different from wisdom? Do share your opinion in the comments.