More plodding than flighty

One of the more complicated tasks of wisdom is to learn to tell the difference between someone who is smart, and someone who is educated.  This is made more difficult by the fact that many smart people have college degrees, and many educated do not.  The key difference that I mean is that a smart person makes good arguments, while an educated person has sound judgment.  You could say that sound judgment comes from learning the craft of thinking, of weighing and untangling ideas, rather than the mechanics of a good zinger.

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