Knowledge and Wisdom
Knowledge and wisdom are terms that people use interchangeably because they assume that it means the same thing. The two do not have a similar meaning, and their difference is unignorable.
Knowledge is defined as the facts, information, or skills that you acquire through the different experiences you have, the practice you do, or the education you get. It also means how you understand something whether theoretically or practically. Wisdom, on the other hand, is the ability to put into practice the knowledge that you have. Wisdom helps you to discern aspects of the education you have in a bid to harness its benefits into your life or make a sound judgment.
In as much as these two are different, they walk hand in hand. Without knowledge, you will not have wisdom. Without wisdom, knowledge becomes useless and unbeneficial to you.
Making Knowledge beneficial
Everyone is always seeking knowledge about different matters in life. They are always trying to find out how to do different things, what to do to improve themselves, how different things work, and so on. They accumulate a lot of facts about various things, and they also master them. However, the problem comes in when they sit on all the information that they have.
Whenever you come across new information, take some time to meditate on it before you move to the next information. Sit down and analyze how that information relates to you or affects your life. Think about what you can do with it.
For instance, if it is business-related, how can you use it to your advantage? If it is related to health, how does it impact your life? Will it improve your health of benefit a friend?
Once you have done so, come up with a strategy to implement the information. This is where wisdom comes in. For instance, if you have the details on how to change a flat tire, you should not call a mechanic if you can do it.
As you seek knowledge, focus on information that will improve you because it applies to you.