The division between knowledge, wisdom, and opinion
In modern society exists a constant struggle between individuals to develop the keenest intellect. Humans compete on a daily basis for the intellectual power over other humans. In conversations, arguments, tests, academic achievements, recreational quizzes & games, and in the execution of daily tasks, displaying one’s own intellect is vital. But how well do such events measure an individual’s intellect? What defines intellect in the first place?
Intellect can be divided into three forms: knowledge, wisdom, and opinion. Though combined they produce a measure of intellect on the whole; scrutinizing each form individually reveals important variations. Knowledge is obtainable information, stored and utilized by the logical focus of the mind. Knowledge is measured in volume, not necessarily value. Take the popular game show Jeopardy: a man manages to out-do his opponents by successfully accessing a la...