No Correlation?

I was reading that book "Ancient Wisdom" and the Author was talking about wisdom and he made this statement, "There is absolutely no correlation between age and wisdom." And I thought about this statement. Is that true? What do you think? Please comment and share your thoughts!



Kade May 2, 2008 at 7:51 PM  

Well, personally, I think that wisdom does come with age and experience. We learn (hopefully) from our mistakes. But, there are always people who do not learn from their mistakes. Anyways I think that there is Correlation.

Anonymous May 2, 2008 at 8:21 PM  

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom ..." There are those who are ancient who do not fear the Lord and there are those who are young who do. Who has wisdom?

Margaret Braun May 3, 2008 at 9:28 AM  

John Piper mentions this subject in his message on youth but I can't exactly remember what he said. I think Proverbs also has some verses on this...You could pull out a concordance. In this day and age I find that even those that are older aren't always very wise in their decisions but that's personal opinion. I would encourage you to study this or you could even start a thread on the Rebelution forum. Just some suggestions. God bless!

Rachel May 3, 2008 at 12:55 PM  

What does correlation mean?

Kade May 3, 2008 at 5:36 PM  

start a thread? what's that?

Anonymous May 5, 2008 at 4:28 AM  

Although wisdom does come with age and experience this is not always the case. We may have heard of an "Old Fool". There are somethings that only the young can understand or even those who become like children. The understanding of the Gospel is one of these things.

Margaret Braun May 5, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

I asked a couple of friends if there was definite correlation between age and wisdom and without a second thought they said "No!" My last comment about a thread. Sorry about that. I thought maybe you were members on the Rebelution forum.

Anonymous May 5, 2008 at 2:17 PM  

I think there is a definite connection between age and wisdom. My parents are much wiser then I am, because they have had experiences which taught them wisdom. I look up to the older girls in my youth group because they have been in my position before and have gained wisdom and experience from it. It's true also, what anonymous said, that sometimes older people that are not Christians may actually not be as wise (in some areas) as a Christian teenager. Generally though, there is definitely a correlation.~TanyaBeth S

Kade May 5, 2008 at 2:23 PM  

I read their blog alot but I am not a Member. I would like to become one though! How would I?


Tanyabeth s: but if they would never learn from their mistakes would you say they are more wise than somone younger who does learn from their mistakes?

Anonymous May 11, 2008 at 7:38 PM  

Good point, Kole. I guess it would depend a lot on the specific situations and individuals.~TanyaBeth


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