It’s complex to browse this world now. There are many oceans that harbor different levels of knowledge, and today, wisdom becomes our protagonist in the era of communication.
There’s so much information to be processed by our brains, but little wisdom implementation. What happens further? That words tend to mix, which means confusion.
This situation is causing the adoption of inadequate contexts, with weak performances, littering our understanding instead of giving life to the world.
How does this difference of terms work? Let’s see three of the most important concepts separately:
- Information: any data about the world provided.
- Knowledge: it’s above information. It demands an understanding of how different pieces of information fit and reveal “truths” of the world. It requests a moment of interpretation.
- Wisdom: is at the top. It wears a moral component. It implements the information and knowledge, considering how the world should work. It confronts what should or not matter; and the expected ideal.
Therefore it’s important to stop and think calmly before making decisions, but this can only be done with help. Here it is: the valuable contribution of the “storytellers” who play an indispensable role, make sense of this increasingly tangled world.
Storytellers are urgent in this new universe. Each helps to find out: what does it matter? and why does it matter? Great talent endows them with privileges because they live above understanding, information and knowledge. That is, they are at the top, accompanying WISDOM.
How do they do that? With great passion and style. They use good associations, symbols, allegories, metaphors. All this helps others to understand “something,” integrate it with what we already know and transmute it into WISDOM.
Storytelling creates values that, when we internalize it, causes a desire to live with them and then transcend. A good story does not only share, report or accompany WISDOM, it is more a process of self-transcendence.
So what do we find? That information is becoming cheaper and WISDOM is increasingly expensive. In the end, it really allows us to navigate thanks to the “storytellers” who are the captains, who finally have a single mission, to answer the question of existence: why am I here?
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