Write a persuasive essay that defends, challenges, or qualifies the assertion that "For in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow." (Ecclesiastes)
"For in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow." (Ecclesiastes) Ironic right? You would think that being wise and knowing more would mean you were happy, right? Well, having wisdom can make you happy because you've already gone through that stuff but knowing more can make you unhappier due to knowing more
Wisdom and knowledge are undoubtedly two great things to possess but with them come sadness.
The sadness in what you've experienced and the sadness that the world will give to you. Wisdom is sought by many and the ones who possess wisdom are glorified in a way, seen almost as leaders amongst the people. Knowledge is something we want more and more of, but eventually, we end up learning too much and just can't see the world as we once used to anymore.
"Wisdom comes from living."- Anthony Douglas Williams. That line is very true. Why? Because the wisest people I know have gone through a lot. For example, my parents have had to go through some hardships such as not having much when they first came to the U.S. and they teach me to appreciate the way I'm living. Also, as we see in movies and books the wisest seem to be much older than the rest of the group. This does come from living because they've already been in similar situations much of their life
"Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life." - Lord Byron. This is saying that by digging deeper and learning more you will be exposed to the truth. I can say that this is true because I myself have dug deeper and found out a lot about the government and other stuff which we are fooled by. For example now, in history class, I feel as if the class is pretty much BS because we don't really talk about the real stuff. By the real stuff, I mean history not tainted by Americans, which we paint ourselves in good light in
In Conclusion, it seems as the more you know whether it be knowledge or wisdom the more downs there seem to be in your life at a point. The wisest seem to be more at peace due to them knowing how those struggles are making them humble. The more knowledgeable the more disappointed with the world because they know too much and see through the lies. So, yes, wisdom and knowledge might be different in a way but still you will eventually feel the same emotions, just at different times.