Why do some of us seem reluctant to take advice from those who have little education and hold greater sway with the opinion of those with an education? Do people who are more educated really know more than those who aren’t?
Is it because we’re stubborn, or is it because we only accept advice from people who we think will have the answers and think only educated people do? Does knowledge or education have anything to do with common sense and do they both work in harmony with each other?
We can be knowledgeable but without common sense. Just because we obtain knowledge from a book, doesn’t mean we have common sense. Learning facts doesn’t always equate to common sense. To equate facts to common sense we must be able to apply those facts to everyday life and situations.
Without an education, we can still know as much as there is to know, probably more than someone who just knows about what they’ve learned in school. Just because we don’t have an education, doesn’t mean we’re not knowledgeable. Education comes in many forms.
It’s a personal choice, but I would rather function and know all there is to know about life, than be educated and not be able to function normally in life. Wisdom and common sense come from experience, but we must continually apply ourselves so that we learn everything there is to learn.
We should learn to take advice from anyone with or without an education. Everyone has something to say. To ignore good advice when it’s given just because that person isn’t educated is morally wrong.