Most of us value our intelligence as part of who we are. In addition to being considered kind, honest, hardworking and good looking, we would like to believe that we are smarter than the average bear. But smart comes in many forms, and it’s important to know the difference between them.
intelligent Living the moment. It’s fast, agile and gets a lot of attention. It’s the silliness that makes for a quick laugh, it’s the wit that makes you the life of the party. But it is not always kind; The first thing that comes to mind may be funny and clever, but it can also sting. You might regret a smartass the second it comes out of your mouth, but you can’t take it back.
pain He is strategic. A sage comes in several forms: a book sage describes someone who was attentive in class, someone who knows the book and probably follows the book. Street smart describes someone who learned their lesson the hard way. Life, someone said, is a harsh teacher; She takes the test first and teaches the lesson afterwards. Street smart people don’t trust easily, which means they miss out on certain opportunities. They convey opportunities offered by people they do not know or in forms they have never seen before. Even a wise man can have blind spots.
Smart is also seeing things that others don’t see. Smart people don’t always accept the first or easiest answer that appears. They think again and think differently. They come up with ways to make things work, using both local intelligence and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. In fact, one way you can judge wisdom is whether the wise person is able to become wiser when faced with new facts or information.
smart Different from smart. Wise does not depend on book learning; In fact, wisdom can come from deep within, at any age, without lessons at all. Wise is also generous; In that way, it’s like love. It’s worth a lot more when you give it away. Wisdom is not always about what is happening now. It is about the long term, which may not even seem related to the here and now. (Although it often does; you might just not be able to see it until time passes.)
Too many of us strive to be smart because it’s easier. Smart takes work to develop, and you can never stand still. You have to keep learning to stay smart, whether it’s in the classroom or through experience. And wisdom takes time to develop. If you study hard, you can almost guarantee that you will be smart, but you can never guarantee that you will be smart. only time will tell.
“When I was young, I admired wise people. Now that I’m old, I admire kind people.” . Avraham Yehoshua Hashel
Candace’s background includes human resources, recruiting, training and evaluation. She spent several years at a national staffing company, serving employers on both coasts. Her writing on business, career and employment topics has appeared in the Florida Times Union, the Jacksonville Business Journal, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and 904 Magazine, as well as several national publications and websites. Candice is often quoted in the media on local labor market and employment issues.
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