What is the Difference Between Being 'Clever' and Being 'Wise'? Watch

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bright-eyes
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If someone is regarded as being clever and another person as being wise, which of the two would be considered the more intelligent? Are the two terms mutually exclusive? Or are they same; but just in different contexts.

Is a person just born being clever, while wisdom only comes with age/learning from experience? Can you learn to be either option and which quality is more 'respected' in an individual?
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Nobody likes a Clever ****, methinks. I associate cleverness with conceit and arrogance but that's probably because I associate myself with cleverness.
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Clever is being quick, smart, good at academia, but wise is knowing when to shut your mouth, when to say I'm sorry, when to stay and when to walk away. In my opinion, anyway.
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surely if you are wise, you would also be clever? but if you are clever, you will not neccessarily be wise?
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Being wise tends to come with experience and age

Being clever just being quick to pic things up and having a lot of knowledge.
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I would have thought that clever people were academically good and wise people gave good advice.I wouldn't have thought the two were mutually exclusive..
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To be wise you need a really long beard #beard#
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To be wise you need a really long beard #beard#
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To be wise you need a really long beard #beard#
But what if the person is a wise woman?
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clever is knowing stuff.
wise usually comes with time, experience, knowing what to say, able to see through small problems to see the bigger picture.
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(Original post by Emerald)
I would have thought that clever people were academically good and wise people gave good advice.I wouldn't have thought the two were mutually exclusive..
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I'd also say that cleverness leads into wisdom, but rarely the other way around.
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But what if the person is a wise woman?
A wise man woudl no that there is no such thing as a wise woman, sorry.
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(Original post by bright-eyes)
But what if the person is a wise woman?
Beard concept still applies!
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(Original post by bright-eyes)
But what if the person is a wise woman?
Then she must be bearded too... Or I'm just unable to see the major flaw in my original statement :p:
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(Original post by bright-eyes)
But what if the person is a wise woman?
They can do wonders with follicle implants nowadays...
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(Original post by bright-eyes)
If someone is regarded as being clever and another person as being wise, which of the two would be considered the more intelligent? Are the two terms mutually exclusive? Or are they same; but just in different contexts.

Is a person just born being clever, while wisdom only comes with age/learning from experience? Can you learn to be either option and which quality is more 'respected' in an individual?
someone going to oxford uni is clever, but may not be wise..
i.e. someone getting a first in law, may walk down southeast london ddrunk looking for trouble.. yes they maybe very clever but they are not wise.
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Wise: Common sense
Clever: Prick


Wise wins
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A wise man woudl no that there is no such thing as a wise woman, sorry.
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A wise man woudl no that there is no such thing as a wise woman, sorry.
:O

Watch it! Feminists around here. Very unwise ones that don't know when to stop pounding sexist men...
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Wise people are old.

You can't be young and wise :rolleyes: I thought everyone knew that
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