Are We Losing Wisdom In the Age of Easy to Find Information?

May 7, 2014 Random Thoughts

Living In the Information Age

As my coach in this blogging process “Learn How To Blog” founder Sean Rasmussen says, we live in the information age, and the easiest way to make money is to sell information.  The information is not necessarily what is required.  Information may add to your knowledge, but wisdom is in the practical use of it. Taking the information, the knowledge gained, and using it consistently and well to affect the changes you want.  Are We Losing Wisdom In the Age of Easy to Find Information?

We need people, whether one or a group, with whom we are able to share our thoughts, feelings, problems and celebrations.  More people who consistently live their lives through their I phones or Facebook are facing depression brought about by isolation.   Sometimes we just need a hug, or the give and take of life, backward and forward conversation, with body language that tells us what the other person is truly thinking, as we just try to talk our way through.

The Dollar Value of Wisdom

You can only buy so much information, and then what?  I don’t mind buying knowledge.  I will spend more though on getting wisdom.   Finding the right people, or person that is available for face to face, regular hands on practical, step by step application of what you want to do.  I was very fortunate that I got to work for 12 weeks with an excellent business coach while doing my CERT IV in Small Business Management.  In our information world, of smart phones and internet, are we losing the ability to find, and connect with others, to be able to go beyond the getting of knowledge to the getting of wisdom.

A Penny For Your Thoughts

I sincerely hope that we soon pass from the information age, and onto the community age.  Where a penny will be worth something, so that we are able to pass on knowledge, and more importantly inspiration and encouragement without it costing an arm and a leg.  I realise that we all require money, we all have to live, but hopefully not at the expense of millions left behind in this dog eat dog, materialistic age.

Love and Light

Maryanne