A timeless reflection on two types of teaching and learning
- Kamran Mofid
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A World Guided by Wisdom is the sure path to a Life Full of Meaning.
"Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"-T.S. Eliot
'Knowledge Comes But Wisdom Lingers.'
Lack of wisdom is the beginning of all evil and the downfall of all civilisations. We need wisdom in all we do in our entire life endeavors.
Wisdom enables and empowers us to imagine better, a better life, a better world.
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The Key that Unlocks the Path to Enlightenment is Wisdom
‘We can distinguish between two different types of learning: knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is akin to information: facts, figures, dates and theories. Wisdom, meanwhile, is a synthesis of information and experience that helps us understand the meaning and purpose of existence. If knowledge answers questions such as ‘When was the battle of Hastings?’ or ‘How do I make a cheese souffle?’, wisdom tackles those such as ‘What is the meaning of life?’ and ‘What exactly do I need to be happy?’
The key difference between the two comes down to time. It might take us a week to become knowledgeable in a certain subject, but a whole lifetime to become wise. Yet, though we frequently forget the knowledge we have learned, we never forget what we have gained through wisdom. Whereas knowledge is specific - relevant only within a particular context or discipline - wisdom is timeless. The understanding it provides has always been, and will always be, relevant, since it gives us nothing less than the secret of how to live.’- Continue to explore more: What Is Philosophy For?
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The Greek word ‘philosophy’, literally translated, means love of (philo) wisdom (sofia). This is why philosophy has always been central to all we do at the GCGI: its ethos and insights give us a timeless understanding of human life and how it should be lived.
See below a selection of the postings from our GCGI website to find out more, and read on philosophical ideas and great thinkers that can help you gain wisdom that can last a lifetime.
...And finally, lest we forget
This is the Path to Make the World Great Again: A Path Envisioned with Hope, Wisdom and Imagination
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To reverse the current destructive path of valueless education, which values knowledge over wisdom, we need a different model of education and we need a different economic value and economy. However, these are not possible to achieve so long as The Fraudulent Ideology reins supreme. Full stop. Carpe Diem!
And this can happen when education is all about knowledge and information and has nothing to do with wisdom!!
My recommended book of Wisdom that will change you and your understanding of what Education is or it should be forever.
'Reflecting on the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom in higher education and in life, this thoughtful treatise considers the roots and philosophical underpinnings of university education. Examining such subjects as philosophy, science, nature, art, religion, and finding one's place in the world, Peter Milward shares his sage thoughts on obtaining a well-rounded base of knowledge.'