We recognize ignorance when we see it. Wisdom? Not so much. Not at all.
Wisdom is the screen onto which the mind projects its pictures. It’s featureless, invariable, changeless and impersonal. It does not push against or argue. It’s not in the news.
Words are not the truth. They may, in a certain kind of light, point to the truth.
Of course, nobody should spend their entire life looking at a finger. Or, heaven forbid, worshipping one.