At 1/28/12 02:30 PM, BlackHoleLogic wrote:
If it's not convoluted in my eyes; why call it convoluted?
Yeah, that'd be easy to do. But it isn't you who is learning the argument is it? Sorry, but what you have just said follows the same pattern as this: "It looks right from my point of view. Therefore, it is right."
There's actually no wrong in that. It's just simply bland and narrow. It shall hurt the comprehension of others, but not your own.
It's irrational to deny that these terms are lacking communicative backbone. What is intelligence? It says -- ability to learn and understand or to deal with new or trying situations -- when awareness could not only subsitute for that definition but can act as a universal component that also has an opposite which is known as ignorance. Intelligence's opposite is ''dumb''. Awareness > Intelligence in terms of terms.
Knowledge is information. Chemistry, history, military intelligence. That's knowledge. Knowledge is information that you already possess. Wisdom is in the clearest sense, the ability to differentiate from good and evil. Right and wrong. It's the ability to understand connections and understand the world. It's counterpart is cunning. Wisdom is most commonly drawn from understanding. It's essentially the understanding of action reaction. It can be the same as intelligence, but it's much more innate and does not require training to master. Awareness falls out of this category. It's in fact hard to explain. Essentially, it's seeing without eyes. Hearing without listening. Singing with a shut mouth. You could inquire a dictionary. It would say something along the lines of this: "intelligence is one's ability to understand and to comprehend one's surrounding correctly." But is that it? No. It's far more. It's not easy to explain.
Now, intelligence on the other hand is completely different. It's a measure of brain power, not willpower. It's associated with things such as multitask, lateral reasoning, detective ability. Children, four years of age, learning Latin on their own. That's intelligence. That's genius. A person seeking to purify themselves and to see through the complexities of civilization, that's someone beginning to experience awareness. They are not the same. You can have average intelligence and be the most conscious person in the world, or you can be a genius, yet lack the traits that make a person truly great. Awareness is not intelligence. The seduction of words is a strong one, but it is important that we draw the line. There's no need to wage a war on language. After all, there are thousand of languages. Leave this fight to linguists. There are greater problems at hand. It you truly wish to continue down the path you walk, you're going to have to accept some things. And there is still much you have to learn. Don't try to change everything in a life time.
This can be a literary vengeance, or it could be lesson. That's your choice. Do what you will with it.