Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 month ago

Do many times people already have all the information and Wisdom they already need, without realizing it?

8 Answers

  • No, since part of the wisdom they need is the wisdom to know that have the information and wisdom that they need.  So if they don't know it, they don't have it.

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  • 1 month ago

    Well, this isn't a first. I disagree with every answer you've been given. 

    If you're intelligent, you should realize that no one has all the wisdom they need! Life consists of learning, and we are continually faced with new situations and problems as we and the world change. Any fool who thinks he or she has all the wisdom they need should consider running for president. I'm sure the buffoon we have now as our president thinks he has all the wisdom he needs!

    (ON October 7th 2019 Trump said ".....I, in my great and unmatched wisdom......")

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, but there are people who can profit from your ignorance of that. Like psychiatrist let’s say. Or psychotherapists. They want you to think they know more about the human condition  then you do because that’s how they make a living. Whereas you might have that information already within you to deal with your own problems. But they don’t want you to know that...they Want you to think they have more wisdom than you do to make you dependent on them so they can keep billing your insurance company. And all they usually do is give you some kind of drugs anyway so how is that helping?

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  • D1218
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    I'm pretty sure they do.

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  • 1 month ago

    One must have the specific wisdom of using their wisdom for it to be of benefit.

    After that, the question is, "Need for what?" For survival? If they use their wisdom subconsciously, most likely, the results will be good. To aim higher, thinking more about, and trying to recognize wisdom, and use it consciously, might help them satisfy less desperate, or higher, needs and wants. Or, trying to analyze everything might be a useless, unnecessary, distraction that only confuses, and paralyzes, or occupies, when it would be better to give wisdom no thought due to a trust in the innate, natural, ability of inner wisdom to guide.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes I think that they can. They may have the information-and-knowledge, 

    rather than that infernal thing-word "wisdom", "at hand". 

    And IF this is realised & accepted then as I said and explained here some

    time ago that this then directly leads to the question - What is the Aim or aims ;

    and secondly What is the method used say in philosophy to push more & more

    to get that Aim widely accepted ?^

    This is the reason why just two answers ALREADY here are spiritual, "religious

    ones ; they Already-have-an-Aim "locked & ready" so to speak, and also a

    particular method. And I have long studied & revised and criticised that main

    type answer here, for not-so-much being non-philosophical but for being irrational 

    in that it is neo-subjective.. with all the confusion, shocking-gaming evident^^

    But it doesn't need me to tell anyone here how philosophy has Long-been

    corrupted ; by Late Age philosophers of more that 300 years ago & still

    modern ones who have been taught or rather "inducted" into a subject they

    believe is still "contemplative." (though I must admit that some of the more

    thinking spiritual philosophers unashamedly go beyond that descriptive

    barrier here).

    As it happens this SO Called "contemplative style or method" is not an innocent

    style of doing & teaching philosophy as one might think.

    I found this out for myself when I first posted a question here about "Environmental

    Philosophy" so to speak. I had been (To SAY THE Least) perplexed that around

    a year or so ago now when Greta Thunberg burst-upon-the-scene (in my

    estimation posing a correct PHILOSOPHY question as well as Emergency

    Environmental Questions..)  that no one had posted any such related

    or similar "environmental equivalent" stuff - questions and/or answers...

    Did they not hear this person on t.v. berating both environment Experts &

    teachers alike who had done hardly ANYTHING to alert everyone to the

    coming environmental Pandemic so to speak..

    Just Why? didn't any philosopher or contributor "back her up"... or for that

    matter openly & faithfully criticise Thunberg's views - then splashed all over

    The News...

    The rest is history here... a rathe Dark history where Anonymous probable

    contributors with multiple accounts dare not show their naked Q's & A's

    for the same fearful reason I think that others have closed-off-their own 

    "answer histories"... so that THEIR MISTAKES (if any)  may not be seen,

     and that their "general-inquisitive-behaviour" may not be seen At All.

     But if only they WERE MORE OPEN with what may prove to be an 

    enlightening or satisfying experience, that is letting and approving someone

    else's BETTER KNOWLEDGE be openly shared... or not as the case may

    be. For are we not all searchers after better & better knowledge ?

    Are we not accepting of our limited knowledge either here-or-there or

    in specialist subjects?

    I hope that the answer is yes.. and that new & urgent environmentally &

    critically philosophical questions about whether our societies ENGAGE OUR

    YOUNG PEOPLE in critical EVIDENCE Based learning, of "any character"

    like emergent deadly CO2 saturation? & Entrenched reasons why this is

    not happening? ... I think that more than ever now such questions point

    to a real urgent reason that STUDENTS ALL MUST start to be taught in

    that only critically reasonable category which may Have Some Answers

    to give & share-with-them going forward...

    the modern Study of Philosophy,   (including all recent mistakes, entrenched


    evidenced in Poverty & starvation AS A RESULT OF UNSUSTAINED AND


    ^ like the effective knowledge gathering method called,   Objective Philosophy. 

    ^^ Using covert mockery by taking philosophy as a shameful "running game"

         that gives ANY INCONSISTANT Information.. AS A PRETENCE for some

         "imitation behaviour".  E.g.  Look-at-this-philosophy, unrealistic as it is

          clever.. don't take my-word-for-that, it's ALL IN A Particular religion you

          know.  Strange then that their philosophy-category-Answers are rarely IF

          EVER ARE PUT INTO Their PRIMARY CATEGORY of "religion & spirituality".

          Some of you may remember that popular Philosophy answerer "Mr Interesting"

          who I remember getting very irate at certain religious answers to some posed

          philosophy Question ; and it took me quite a while to understand that he 

          could well have been justified in his "irate behaviour" because of some

          unwelcome "running game" with tagged and crooked answers.  



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    • peter m
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      who would not then have labelled Socrates' method as "religious". If they had they would have been branded "fake news liars" and rightly so.

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Socrates' method presumed this innate or Godly knowing.'s_hierarchy_o... provides a useful measure of one's "can do" ability; decide what lowest area is your need-to-do/attain area, and measure both your ability and your progress therewith.


    A Warrior's Path;

    The Path of the Higher Self;

    Man, Master of His Destiny;

    Answers by Mother Meera;

    The Great Divorce.

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  • Liz
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    The Bible emphasizes the importance of practical wisdom. It says: “Wisdom is the prime thing. Acquire wisdom.” (Proverbs 4:7) It also acknowledges that humans often lack wisdom, and so it admonishes: “If any one of you is lacking in wisdom, let him keep on asking God, for he gives generously to all.”—James 1:5.

    Every day gives us the opportunity to make a new decision and decide wisely.

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