Yogi tea is my new arch-nemesis

by look i have opinions

“Wisdom becomes knowledge when it is personal experience.”

—tag on a Yogi tea bag

I take this to mean the following:

wisdom + personal experience = knowledge

But by the same token,

knowledge – personal experience = wisdom

That is to say, wisdom is an inferior or incomplete form of knowledge. This seems to run exactly counter to the usual definitions of those words. I suppose you could interpret “wisdom” as the object of the sentence and “knowledge” as the subject, but that’s too convoluted to consider seriously.

I’m not the first to notice how stupid this one is.