Re: Intelligence and wisdom

From: James Higgins (
Date: Tue Jul 16 2002 - 15:11:56 MDT

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> James Higgins wrote:
>> Well, I guess that depends upon the topic. When it comes to wisdom in
>> regard to human interactions you can learn some by thinking and some by
>> reading but most has to be leared by experience.
> James, there are one or two things, thankfully not as many as usual,
> which reality had to hit me over the head with before I got them - but I
> regard that as a personal failing, not a cause to be condescending to
> others who haven't been hit over the head the same way. I acknowledge
> slowness in acquiring wisdom as a personal failing, rather than
> rationalizing it. I acknowledge all kinds of slownesses as personal
> failings, which is how I've learned to move quickly. If you think you
> have to be hit over the head to learn something, you will be.

My advice: don't look up.

James Higgins

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