• Intelligence can be said to be about new concepts (that is: "new" relative to the individual): the ability to learn, understand, or even devise such concepts. Wisdom is simply the knowledge to make good choices. It need not be the result of exceptional ability to comprehend or devise new concepts. Wisdom can be based on experience, awareness (i.e. paying attention to what is going on around you more than does the typical person), etc.
  • Intelligence comes from book learning, although stupidity runs amok through the ranks of the intelligent. Wisdom comes from practical experience. You do something wrong, you learn from your mistake and not do it again. The ones who make a mistake and do the same all over again are those "intelligent" people who have caught the stupid bug.

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