Mastering True Art: Wisdom vs. Intelligence

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A wise human does not have to be necessarily intelligent nor educated, but what is the correlation between wisdom and intelligence?

Most psychologists agree that if you define wisdom as maintaining positive well-being and kindness in the face of challenges, it is one of the most important qualities one can possess to age successfully.

Remember my blog post on simplicity vs. complexity?  Well, yes it’s that simple, no hidden magic to wisdom.  Wisdom comes from the universal source of a true inspiration, answers to our most profound questions.

Genuine wisdom is conspicuous through modesty and silence.

“To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” ― Lao Tzu

“Wisdom is really hard to study — really hard,” says Robert J. Sternberg, a former president of the American Psychological Association who edited “Wisdom: Its Nature, Origins and Development.”

Intelligence comes from our ego personality (mind) and is fully developed over the course of our life.

“Knowledge is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ― Albert Einstein

“Reasoning and logic are essential in order to achieve success.  But they aren’t enough.  They must be instruments and faithful servants, nothing more.” – Mark Fisher

Did you know that Thomas A. Edison had only three months of schooling during his entire life? In fact, Henry Ford had less than a sixth grade.

The World of Colors: CMYK vs. RGB

Does your print company use weird abbreviations that you don’t understand, like CMYK and RGB? 🎨 🌈

What do these abbreviations stand for?

CMYK: Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black
RGB: Red-Green-Blue

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What is the difference between CMYK and RGB?

CMYK and RGB colors render differently depending on which medium they are used for, whether it be on the web or in print. Let’s go further into detail on this question.

CMYK Color Mode

In short, if you’re going to be printing something, such as a business card, stationary, or a newsletter, use CMYK.

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CMYK is a four-color mode that utilizes the colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black in various amounts to create all of the necessary colors when printing images. It is a subtractive process, which means that each additional unique color means more light is removed, or absorbed, to create colors. When the first three colors are added together, the result is not pure black, but rather a very dark brown. The K color, or black, is used to completely remove light from the printed picture, which is why the eye perceives the color as black.

RGB Color Mode

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RGB is the color scheme that is associated with electronic displays, such as CRT, LCD monitors, digital cameras and scanners. It is an additive type of color mode that combines the primary colors, red, green and blue, in various degrees to create a variety of different colors. When all three of the colors are combined and displayed to their full extent, the result is a pure white. When all three colors are combined to the lowest degree, or value, the result is black. Software such as photo editing programs use the RGB color mode because it offers the widest range of colors.

So, this is the world of colors.