Knowledge and Wisdom Most of the people have the concept that our age exceeds all previous

age in knowledgebut there has been no correlative increase in wisdom. But the point is that they don't know whatwisdom is. In fact, there are several factors that contribute to wisdom. The first one is a sense of proportion that is the capacity to take account of all the important factors in a problem and toattach to each its proper importance. But at present this has become more difficult than it usedto be. Suppose for example, that one is engaged in research in scientific medicine. And hedoesn't have time to consider the effect which his discoveries or inventions may have outsidethe field of medicine. Also, suppose he succeeds as modern medicine has succeeded, in greatlylowering the infant death rate, not only in Europe and America but also in Asia and Africa. Butthis has resulted in making the food supplies inadequate and lowering the standard of life in themost populous part of the world. Another impressive e xample is: suppose one study thecomposition of the atom from a disinterested desire for knowledge and suddenly places in thehands of powerful lunatics the means of destroying the human races. In such ways the pursuitof knowledge may become harmful unless it is combined with wisdom. And wisdom is notnecessarily present in specialists in the pursuit of knowledge.The essence of wisdom is emancipation. We cannot help the egoism of our senses.Sight, sound, touch and emotion are bound up with our own bodies and cannot be madeimpersonal. An infant feels hunger or discomfort and is unaffected except by his own physicalcondition. But gradually, as his thoughts and feelings become

moral instruction. and if knowledge continues to increase the world will need wisdom in the future even more than itdoes now The mother of a traitor Maxim Gorky "The mother of a traitor" by axim Gorky is a short story which deals with dual love: lovefor the country and love for the son. andnot a star was there in the sky to give them consolation. which constitutes growth in wisdom. They were also afraid .e. Even thebest technicians should be good citizens. They have been deprived of allkinds of facilities.Monna Marinna's son has become enemical towards his own country.He is of the opinion that knowledge and morals should not be too much separated. Everything spoke to them of death. The enemies have brown dead bodies into all the streams that supply water tothe city. The citizens have lost all kind of hope of life. he achievesgrowing wisdom. He doesn't haveany real grudge (Complaint) against the country. He wants that each citizen and each and everyobject of the country should know his name and get afraid of him. But it is possible to make acontinual approach towards impartiality. Bertrand Russelsays that wisdom can be taught. wisdombecomes more necessary. With every increase of knowledge and skill. i. No one can view world with complete impartiality. All the people are crying bitterly out of pain. He is now the head of thetroops who have surrounded the city from all sides and are ready to set fire into it. However. The world needs wisdom as it has never needed it before. There is restlessness everywhere in the city.less personal. he wants' to destroy the whole cityand thus become popular amount the citizens. It includes a large intellectual element. The enemies are giving utmost tortures to the citizens. No one is happy.

She tries to convince her sonby telling him that a hero is he who creates life by conquering death. Marinna makes her sotake rest in her lap and immediately covers him with her black cloak and then kills him by pushing a knife into his heart. But.to light the lampson the houses at night. She thinks of her son and her country as a mother and citizen respectively. Every citizen calls her "The mother of the traitor" which gives unbearable pain to her heart. But he answers very arrogantly that the destroyer is as glorious as the builder of the city. She had thought previously that her son would become a great leader of the country and would do something for the nation. Hehas betrayed his own country and also his own mother. So. Finally. Thus by killing her son. she fulfills her duty as a citizen. She finds her son crazed with the thirst for more glory. she alsokills herself with the same knife and fulfills the duty of the mother. she has found her son as different and heartless citizen to all the people. But she isalso a mother and a mother cannot live her life comfortably by killing her own son. But. as a mother her heart isweeping as her son has given suffering to all the citizens. she decides to leave the city and goesto her son.Monna Marinna herself is not happy with what her son has become. So. toher great dismay.Marinna ahs equal love for her son and for her native city. . He has become so blind for the glory that he remains totally unaffected by her persuasion..