The world is full of knowledgeable stupids!
Knowledge is gathered from learning and education, it is merely having clarity of facts and truths. Wisdom is the practical ability to make consistently good decisions in life; it is a state of being wise that grows wiser with life experiences.
Knowledge is gained from the outside world; it is an ever-growing process. One may gain knowledge over time or even lose it when things are forgotten. Wisdom comes from the divine and inner self; it is not lost once acquired. If a man is wise, he will exercise good judgement throughout his life.
Knowledge is the facts and figures and applying them for use in everyday life. But they may or may not be the right use. Dropping the atomic bombs on Japan during World War II was an application of knowledge.
Wisdom is the understanding of the facts with common sense and good judgement for the right cause.
Knowledge is learning that a tomato is a fruit while Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Today, you can find more knowledge on a single bookshelf of a library than you could find in all of the libraries in the world a few thousand years ago.
Despite this vast increase in knowledge, the question is, are people necessarily wiser than people were a couple of thousand years ago.
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people are so full of doubts”.
“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell