When children ask for privileges, adults try to impress upon them the responsibilities that come along with these privileges and the associated freedoms. This is a difficult lesson to learn, and is often learned through trial and error. This relationship of privileges and responsibility is much like that of wisdom and suffering; although privileges and wisdom are great tools, they carry with them many responsibilities, and the possibility of suffering. Such relations are extremely clear
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knowledge to Gilgamesh. (The Epic of Gilgamesh, 115) In The Bible, the story of Job is entirely about wisdom and suffering.
A relationship of wisdom resulting in suffering has been clearly established throughout the course of these two books. With each occurrence of a gain of wisdom, an incidence of suffering occurs. This gives the distinct viewpoint that literacy and sexuality are evil and result in suffering, a viewpoint that has shaped society and the world.