A wise person is not a know it all. In fact a truly wise person will be the first to tell you that they know very little, but that is what seperates a wise person from a fool. A wise person will seek out knowledge when they lack it. A fool will cast his cares to the wind and allow it to dictate his outcomes. A wise person seeks out wisdom and knowledge of a subject, which aids him in over coming his cares.
Wisdom does not mean knowledge of a subject, it does not mean experiential knowledge of a subject, these are different from wisdom. Wise is what someone is who searches out knowledge, wiser is the man who puts his knowledge into action, experiential knowledge. Wisdom does not encompass a wide range of subjects, those are knowledges in specific areas. Wisdom seeks to know the answer to these questions, in order to aid his life in achieving his goals. Solomon says this. “Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding.” Wisdom is the driving force behind knowledge and understanding. Therefore it is the principle thing, the first thing. Solomon also says this; “Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?” This helps us see that wisdom is an action word, not a noun, it is not a thing per say, but an action, an action to obtain understanding,to seek it out with all thy might. Thats what makes one wise. A fool has distain for getting understading, a fool typically is a no it all. He has all the answers, but little results. A wise person seeks out others of knowledge, primarily those of specific areas. For example a wise person will seek out the knowledge of someone in the area of health, like a doctor or other health care professional to perhaps find answers concerning on how to live more healthy. But not only that, a wise person seeks out more than answers to questions, the truly wise person seeks out those whose lives reflect their knowledge. A wise person seeks out the knowledge of someone who as achieved success in business or with their finances, and desires to learn their secrets. A wise person again, does not seek for answers only, but it seeks to learn from someone who has experiential knowledge in an area. A fool seeks to do things on his own, without learning from the masters. A fool despises the masters in specific areas. A wise person treasures the masters. As Solomon says about the fool; “...fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
So we see that wisdom is a mindset, an action word, a mindset to set out on the journey and obtain understanding.