Wisdom Vs Intelligence !!

Curiosity, interest, initiative & exertion leads to “Learning”, which helps to use his “Intelligence” for understanding, analysis & interpretation to acquire “Knowledge”. If he uses his intelligence in applying the knowledge at correct time & place, using discretion, to right people or thing , for maximum advantage & meaningful expression or result, will indicate “Wisdom”.

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few practical illustrations

Example 1. An ant, being a less intelligent creature or specie, starts from it’s home, travels a long distance, picks up the food, returns to home with it’s God given intelligence & is wise to fulfill it’s objective. Human type of intelligence is not required for the ant for it’s purpose.

Example 2. A boy has curiosity to know about cycling, so that he can benefit, going to the school by bicycle. Mere curiosity does not help. He must show interest, take initiative & exert himself to “Learn”. He should apply his mind & have keen observation, understanding, analyzing & interpreting different sequences & techniques of learning, using his “Intelligence”. This leads to acquisition of “Knowledge” of cycling. Once he acquires his knowledge, he has to apply it practically. His “Wisdom” now suggests, how “intelligently” he should apply his Knowledge “Wisely”, for practical utility. If he rides the bicycle in rough roads, full of sand, mud & stone pebbles, the life of the bicycle will become short, necessitating frequent maintenance, added to the inconvenience of riding. His “Wisdom” should select the appropriate road for joyful riding with minimum of wear & tear of the bicycle, at the same time, reducing the travel time.

Example 3. Any Nation progressing very intelligently, can amass highly sophisticated weapons of war, but if “Wisdom” is not used, any silly reason can ruin the country, it’s assets & properties & taking the lives of millions of innocent people, who are building the Nation for centuries of growth & prosperity. Miscalculated “Wisdom” can bring in “Self Ruin”.

Formula for progress would be :   CURIOSITY—->INTEREST—->INITIATIVE—->EXERTION—->LEARNING→->INTELLIGENCE—->KNOWLEDGE—->WISDOM.

 Intelligence and Wisdom are two qualities that are attached with the mental capabilities and skills of human beings. There are many points which create a few difference between these similar terms.

Found some interesting differences between Intelligence and Wisdom; Enjoy reading and analyzing them !!!!

Intelligence leads to arguments.
Wisdom leads to settlements.

Intelligence is power of will.
Wisdom is power OVER will.

Intelligence is heat, it burns.
Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.

Intelligence is pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker.
Wisdom is pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.

Intelligence is holding on.
Wisdom is letting go.

Intelligence leads you.
Wisdom guides you.

An intelligent man thinks he knows everything.
A wise man knows that there is still something to learn.

An intelligent man always tries to prove his point.
A wise man knows there really is no point.

An intelligent man freely gives unsolicited advice.
A wise man keeps his counsel until all options are considered.

An intelligent man understands what is being said.
A wise man understands what is left unsaid.

An intelligent man speaks when he has to say something.
A wise man speaks when he has something to say.

An intelligent man sees everything as relative.
A wise man sees everything as related.

An intelligent man tries to control the mass flow.
A wise man navigates the mass flow.

An intelligent man preaches.
A wise man reaches.

Finally, conclude : 

Intelligence is good
but Wisdom achieves better results.

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Just keep going on….

Whenever you are sad or upset…  Simply remember :

  • Pain is part of growing.
  • Everything in life is temporary.
  • Worrying and complaining change nothing.
  • Your scars are symbols of your strength.
  • Every little struggle is a step forward.
  • Other people’s negativity is not your problem.
  • What’s meant to be will eventually BE.
  • The best thing you can do is keep going…

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Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it ……..isn’t it???

What is in your Cup ??

An interesting Analogy :
You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee?
“Well because someone bumped into me, of course!”
Wrong answer.
You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.
Had there been tea  in the cup, you would have spilled tea
Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.
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Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It’s easy to fake it, until you get rattled.
So we have to ask ourselves often… “what is in my cup?”
When life gets tough, what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?
Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
You have to choose!
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Today let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation for ourselves; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.
Wishing you  MORE POSITIVITY IN YOUR CUP….

After 40…

After 40 !
Someone asked me, What is Changing ?

I Responsed…

Great, Yes, I am changing.

After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself.

Yes, I am changing.

I just realised that I am not “Atlas” the world does not rest on my shoulders.

Yes, I am changing.

I now stopped bargaining with poor vegetables fruits vendors. After all, a few rupees more is not going to burn a hole in my pocket but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.

Yes, I am changing.

I pay the autowalla / cabbie walk away without waiting for the change. The extra money might bring a smile on his face. After all he is toiling much harder for a living than me.

Yes, I am changing.

I stopped telling the elderly that they have already narrated that story many times. After all, the story makes them walk down the memory lane and relive the past.

Yes, I am changing.

I have learn not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. After all, the onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.

Yes, I am changing.

I give compliments freely generously. After all its a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me.

Yes, I am changing.

I have learnt not to bother about a crease on my shirt or a spot on my pant. After all, personality speaks louder than appearances.

Yes, I am changing.

I walk away from people who don’t value me. After all, they might not know my worth, but I do.

Yes, I am changing.

I remain cool when someone plays dirty politics to outrun me in the rat race. After all, I am not a rat and neither am I in any race.

Yes, I am changing.

I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. After all, it’s my emotions that make me human.

Yes, I am changing.

I have learnt that its better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. After all, my ego will keep me aloof whereas with relationships I will never be alone.

Yes, I am changing.

I demand for whatever is due to me. After all, accepting injustice is almost as bad as doing injustice.

Yes, I am changing.

I’ve learnt to live each day as if it were the last. After all, it might be the last.

Yes, I am changing.

I am doing what makes me happy. After all, I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to me.

Positive Psychology……

Did you know that at Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the most popular and successful course teaches you how to learn to be happier?

The Positive Psychology class taught by Ben Shahar attracts 1400 students per semester and 20% of Harvard graduates take this elective course.

According to Ben Shahar, the class – which focuses on happiness, self-esteem and motivation – gives students the tools to succeed and face life with more joy. This 35-year-old teacher, considered by some to be “the happiness guru”, highlights in his class 14 key tips for improving the quality of our personal status and contributing to a positive life:

🚩Tip 1. Thank God for everything you have: Write down 10 things you have in your life that give you happiness. Focus on the good things!
🚩Tip 2. Practice physical activity: Experts say exercising helps improve mood. 30 minutes of exercise is the best antidote against sadness and stress.
🚩Tip 3. Breakfast: Some people miss breakfast for lack of time or not to get fat. Studies show that breakfast gives you energy, helps you think and perform your activities successfully.
🚩Tip 4. Assertive : Ask what you want and say what you think. Being assertive helps improve your self-esteem. Being left and remaining silent creates sadness and hopelessness.
🚩Tip 5. Spend your money on experiences..a study found that 75% of people felt happier when they invested their money in travel, courses and classes; While only the rest said they felt happier when buying things.
🚩Tip 6. Face your challenges : Studies show that the more you postpone something, the more anxiety and tension you generate. Write short weekly lists of tasks and complete them.
🚩Tip 7. Put everywhere nice memories, phrases and photos of your loved ones : Fill your fridge, your computer, your desk, your room, YOUR LIFE of beautiful memories.
🚩Tip 8. Always greet and be nice to other people : More than 100 inquiries state that just smiling changes the mood.
🚩Tip 9. Wear comfortable shoes: If your feet hurt you, you become moody, says Dr. Keinth Wapner, President of the American Orthopedics Association.
🚩Tip 10. Take care of your posture: Walk straight with your shoulders slightly backwards and the front view helps to maintain a good mood.
🚩Tip 11. Listen to music (Praise God): It is proven that listening to music awakens you to sing, this will make your life happy.
🚩Tip 12. What you eat has an impact on your mood :- Do not skip meals, eat lightly every 3 to 4 hours and keep glucose levels stable.- Avoid excess white flour and sugar.- Eat everything! Healthy- Vary your food.
🚩Tip 13. Take care of yourself and feel attractive : 70% of people say they feel happier when they think they look good.
🚩Tip 14. Fervently believe in God: With him nothing is impossible!

Happiness is like a remote control, we lose it every time, we go crazy looking for it and many times without knowing it, we are sitting on top of it …