Saturday, October 27, 2012

Knowledge, Humility, Wisdom



We continue to learn as we age. There’s this insatiable thirst for knowledge which is within our nature.  Though sometimes, pride gets in the way. Pride that makes us think we already know enough. Pride that diminishes or puts a halt on our appetite to learn.  It is something that usually leads us to arrogance.


By contrast, the more knowledge we gain, the more we realize there are more things in this world that we do not and will not know.  A realization which makes us humble.  And this humility will lead us to wisdom, wise enough to know that things are not always what we initially perceived based on our limited knowledge. And that we have to think twice or even more than that before we can draw a sound conclusion.

12 comments:

  1. i totally agree! dati, akala ko alam ko na lahat. di pa pala. kaya nag-stop nako magdunung-dunungan. hehe.

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    1. karamihan siguro sa tin ay ganon nung bata. sabi nga sa kanta ng apo eh. hehehehe. :) thanks for dropping by.

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  2. Same here. Well, I've had this mentality before, that I, being street-wise and stuff, already know everything. But learning and learning from others, I had this thinking that what I know is really not enough. Rather than being arrogant, I accepted that I am still incomplete, as well as incompetent in this fast-changing world.

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    1. Yup. That's good, vento. And may advantage din naman ang pagiging street wise. Salamat sa pagbisita muli. :D

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  3. sabi nga ni Celine, natututo tayo habang tumatanda. wehehehe

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    1. kaya nga, marami pa tayo matututunan. bata pa naman tayo. hahahaha

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  4. i strongly agree!

    maraming puwedeng matutuhan sa buhay na ito kaya walang puwang ang pagkabato. Minsan nga kahit sa isang larangan, aspeto o paksa pa nga lamang ay bumibilang pa rin ng taon para lubos mong maunawaan ang isang core nito.

    i think ang pagiging humble ang isa sa magse-save sa isang tao sa kahihiyan, kalungkutan at pagiging talunan.

    mabuhay!

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    1. tama ka Madam Hoshi. Buti na lang humble na ko. lols. hehehehe. Salamat po sa pagdrop by. By the way, yung link po nandun sa isang post ko na kaka publish lang. :)

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  5. I agree! Meron akong nakilala once na taong Google, because of him I was really inspired to learn more about everything. But then I later realized that you don't have to know everything naman. Just concentrate on what God had given you because there will always be someone who are experts in a different field. That I guess will make you humble and thankful enough on your own gift.

    It was a nice read, thanks for sharing this post! :)

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    1. You're welcome, Mela. Humility indeed brings us farther than we can ever imagine. :)

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  6. With other people though, the more knowledge they get, the more arrogant they become.

    Sometimes, people gain knowledge... not wisdom.

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    1. well, there's truth in that Rae. But for me, i can't really categorize information being gained as knowledge unless it can be put into good use. Or maybe, we can differentiate some people between being "more informed" from being "more knowledgeable".

      Thanks Rae. :)

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