Can wisdom be taught?

Can wisdom be taught? It depends upon what we want to teach. There are matters that need knowledge to judge. If wisdom is knowledge, it is teachable. If it is not, it can’t be taught.

Formalised methods of teaching wisdom are not available. People seek wisdom through sage advice. Stories and fables convey wisdom. Wisdom involves the interaction of cognitive and emotional processes with social values. Wisdom is not necessarily conveyed through the content of a statement, but through the way the statement is delivered. Wisdom requires experiential demonstration. As the wise say, “One can have theoretical knowledge without any corresponding transformation of one’s personal being. But one cannot have wisdom without being wise.”