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    Knowledge, Wisdom, & Insight.

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    What are the main differences between Knowledge, Wisdom, & Insight? And through what process can each one be attained? Thank you.
     
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    Well, here's my take:
    Knowledge is information gained by effort, things you learn by reading, practicing, etc.
    Wisdom is what you learn from experience, the ideas that shape world view and character.
    Insight is a deep understanding of something or someone; there's always a subject/object relationship.
     
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    I would say that that wisdom is the cumulative effect of knowledge, insight, and experience.

    Knowledge can be gained from any number of places and is merely the raw material for insight.

    Insight is the application of knowledge to life, seeing things that happen in a more revealing light.
     
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    knowledge is what you learn
    wisdom is what you learned from all you learned
    insight is what you know instinctively from what you learned from all you learned
     
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    Knowledge. Everything you know. Can attain it by simply learning things.
    Wisdom. The knowledge of what is "right and wrong" and smart and practical and just. Very hard to acquire, you must have a natural inclination, or develops over a long period.
    Insight. The ability to see the real truth. Also hard to acquire, must have it naturally, although I suppose it is possible to acquire on some degree and over time.
     
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    Knowledge: Objective knowledge which can be learned either academically or empirically.

    Insight: Subjective knowledge which is colored by things like empathy. It also has an element of comprehending complex interactions. It implies the filtration of knowledge through a mindset.

    Wisdom: The real-world application of the above knowledge; and understanding the ripple effects such an application will have on affairs.
     

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