Differences between Intellectual and Wise

Find out if one is an intellectual individual or a wise person


We put too much emphasis on modern education. Its actually mass education, a programming of people to think and feel identically.

In this case, greatly enhanceable natural human intelligence is suppressed. This human intelligence is replaced by vast amounts of data and information and a bias, to produce an intellectual.

An intellectual person cannot cope, manage or adapt as effectively to changing scenarios and needs more than an intelligent person.

To make things worse, the status granted by popular society to intellect over intelligence breeds a not so pleasant or desirable an individual or society.

Wisdom is the application of individual and collective intelligence to enhance the quality of life and create a better humanity and world.

To find out if one is an intellectual individual or a wise person one can go through the these 14 points.

Intellectualism leads to arguments.
Wisdom leads to settlements.

Intellectualism is power of will.
Wisdom is power over will.

Intellectualism is heat, it burns.
Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.

Intellectualism is pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker.
Wisdom is pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.

Intellectualism is holding on.
Wisdom is letting go.

Intellectualism leads you.
Wisdom guides you.

An Intellectual person thinks he or she knows everything.
A wise person knows that there is so much more to learn.

An Intellectual person always tries to prove his or her point.
A wise person knows there really is no point.

An Intellectual person freely gives unsolicited advice.
A wise person keeps his or her counsel until all options are considered.

An Intellectual person understands what is being said.
A wise person understands what is left unsaid.

An Intellectual person speaks when he or she has to say something.
A wise person speaks when he or she has something to say.

An Intellectual person sees everything as relative.
A wise person sees everything as related.

An Intellectual person tries to control the flow.
A wise person navigates through the flow.

An Intellectual person preaches.
A wise person reaches.


Intellect, like thunder and lightening, appears powerful and impressive, but it is wisdom, like the rain, that actually grows the food and the flowers.


May 2019
Gurvinder Singh

Gurvinder Singh

Gurvinder Singh is an engineer by education, Industrialist by professional experience. I have travelled and  conducted business both India and abroad (34 countries). 

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