Knowledge Wisdom and intelligence

As a human being grows, he experiences several  events both positive & negative. He meets all type of people. He builds up a temperament  based on his past experiences. All this data is stored & interpreted in his Brain. Intelligence is  developed as he grows. The Brain controls Mind and Senses. Senses are the receptors while Mind is the Reactor. Reaction of mind may be aggressive or may be calm based on Human temperament at particular situation. By using brain one can effectively manage a situation to his advantage & this ability of Brain may be termed as intelligence. Intelligence is property of brain, mind  & senses. Capacities like Thought Process, Understanding, Communication Reasoning  etc can be developed from knowledge.  Knowledge is sum of ideas & facts you have stored in the Brain. expertise, and skills acquired by a person.  Knowledge is what you have on your “hard drive”. It’s the accumulation of the information you know. Knowledge and intelligence are often linked, but they are not the same thing.  Real intelligence is that is used to simplify the things rather complicating them due to personal insecurities. Intelligence is about analysing skill, about the data inputs received through perception, whether sensory levels or otherwise. Common sense is about making a choice with a proper assessment of the situation, with a sense of proportion about all aspects like time, place, feasibility, viability etc. knowledge is also used to mean the confident understanding of a subject with the ability to use it for a specific purpose. We use the word ‘lack of common sense’ when a person makes a stupid choice. We use intelligent, when a person analyses the perceived situation better. Individuals differ from one another in their ability to understand complex ideas, to adapt effectively to the environment, to learn from experience, to engage in various forms of reasoning, to overcome obstacles by taking thought. Although these individual differences can be substantial, they are never entirely consistent: a given person’s intellectual performance will vary on different occasions, in different domains, as judged by different criteria. Concepts of “intelligence” are attempts to clarify and organize this complex set of phenomena. Although considerable clarity has been achieved in some areas, no such conceptualization has yet been answered all the important questions, and none commands universal assent.

Alok Mohan

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