Wisdom Hierarchy

Note to future self…

Today I learned about this fascinating concept known as wisdom hierarchy.


I won’t do a full break-down here so feel free to read more about each stage here.

Why does this matter?

We’re bombarded with a lot more information that we can process so it’s important to identify in which stage of the wisdom hierarchy do we sit at any given time on any given subject. A lot of time we confuse volume of information with understanding or knowledge/wisdom and this is incredibly dangerous.

In many instances we also assume that we have knowledge/wisdom about how and why something works the way it does but we cannot go down the wisdom hierarchy and point out specific data points to back up our arguments.

In other words, the wisdom hierarchy can be a tool that we can traverse to understand the quality of our knowledge.

Now back to work…