Wisdom comes from doing and experiencing.
Thousands of people probably have visited the Himalaya Mountains seeking a wise guru to teach them enlightenment, another word for wisdom. It could be that the guru is wise, but regardless of how many years the student sits and listens to the guru they will never be wise.
What the guru provides to the student is knowledge, but that is no wisdom. Wisdom is neither earned through listening to words, or reading words in a book or blog. Wisdom is no spectator sport, you have to participate to earn it. The student must convert the knowledge into activity, through the doing and the sensory experiencing the knowledge becomes wisdom.
It is the delusion of modern society to obtain instant gratification by a lazy simple action that involves no effort, like swallowing a pill. Swallow the pill equals instant wisdom the deluded think. I am reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, when I finish reading this book I won’t be wise unless I do what is taught in the book. Thinking that wisdom is instantly learned from a book or guru without the activity is like dressing a monkey in human clothing expecting it will be instantly human; all you get is a monkey dressed in human clothes.
With action comes change and conflict. The deluded also think that the road to wisdom is pleasurable and easy; they find it is painful and hard; giving up, they become like spiritual butterflies fluttering from one path to another looking for the illusionary easy route.
Wisdom is earned through the doing and sensory experience. Gurus and books are useful as guides only. The road is hard and painful to be wise.