Friday, November 9, 2007

Am I As Knowledgeable?

How is one’s knowledge measured? How can I tell if I’m more knowledgeable than my 7 year old nephew or my not at all senile grandmother?

A friend has been telling me more than once that the magnitude of knowledge she gained through her career as a financial advisor would not have been possible if she had stayed in her previous salaried office job.

“I would still be a 井底之蛙 (frog in the well) if I had stayed in that line...”

“Now I can converse confidently with CEOs, people of high profile and people of different trade… blah… blah… blah…”

“… I know much more than people of my age…”


I wonder other than financial related information that she is without dispute to have much more knowledge than me, what else am I lacking?

Perhaps tricks to not let your spouse control you and why woman should not offer too much financially toward the household...

I mean, how does she know that I or any other person doesn’t have that knowledge she is referring to?

How much ‘knowledge’ one acquires depends greatly on one’s attitude. And I think one should have a positive mind and humble personality towards learning. Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use.

Some drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.

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